Accused Murderer Takes Stand in Own Defense and Admits to Stabbing Husband, Claims He Was Strangling Her



A woman on trial for allegedly murdering her husband took the stand in her own defense and admitted to stabbing him.

Danielle Redlick, 48, claimed Tuesday that Michael Redlick, 65, was strangling her to the point she could not breathe. She said she was in fear for her life. The defendant also said she suffered physical abuse at her husband’s hands throughout the years and that the alleged strangling was one of the worst incidents.

Daughter Jadyn Redlick, now 18, took the stand for the prosecution on Monday. The young woman testified that her mother was “very toxic, very manipulative” in the relationship. The witness said Danielle Redlick was the primary source of toxicity.

Jadyn, who was 15 and over at a friend’s home at the time of the January 2019 stabbing, testified her mother never told her what happened—only that an autopsy said Michael Redlick died of a heart attack.

Danielle Redlick searched on a dating site while Michael lay dead on the floor, prosecutor Sean Wiggins told jurors in opening statements last week. The state said she started the account back on Dec. 5, 2018, looking for a long-term relationship. Danielle Redlick had first tried…


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