The trial of Danielle Redlick, a woman accused of killing her stepfather and ignoring his death for 11 hours, began Thursday,9th June 2022.
Danielle Redlick, 48, faces second-degree murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of Michael Redlick, 65, a former executive with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies.
In the state’s opening statement, the prosecution reiterated a claim long made by investigators in the case: that the defendant browsed a dating website several hours after her husband was dead.
“In December, Ms. Redlick, the defendant, makes a fateful decision,” Assistant State Attorney Sean Wiggins told Orange County jurors. “She joins a dating site called MeetMindful.com.”
The prosecutor continued:
She put herself down in December, December 5th of 2018, that she was looking for a long-term relationship. This is the dating website that that defendant opens while her husband is laid out, dead, on the floor. It will be clear from Ms. Redlick’s own statements that you hear, in various recordings, her activity on that dating website, that Mrs. Redlick never wanted to make this relationship work; that she was done, despite the fact that she didn’t go through with the divorce, that she was not interested in a life with Mr. Redlick.
Danielle Redlick is offering an affirmative defense in the case–admitting to the underlying fact of the slaying but arguing that she only killed the man in self-defense.