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Danielle Redlick, the woman accused of killing the former NBA executive Michael Redlick, went on day two of the jury selection trial on Tuesday.

Danielle, 48, is reportedly charged with second-degree murder and evidence tampering in the death of 65-year-old Michael, whose body was found at the couple's Temple Drive home on Jan. 12, 2019.

According to their neighbors, the pair has been married for 17 years. They share two children and in no doubt had a "rocky relationship and fought often." After marrying Danielle's mom, Kathleen Aquino, Michael, the former vice president of corporate sales for the Memphis Grizzlies, became strongly attracted to Danielle, who was almost 20 years younger than him.

According to court administration spokesperson for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, Julio Semino, the jury selection process is expected to run until Wednesday, "The number of jurors/panels that will be sent up to the courtroom will depend on how familiar jurors are with the case and how likely they are able to sit for a two-week trial, which is rather fluid," Semino said.

The Winter Park woman was accused of stabbing her husband to death — using a kitchen knife to slice Michael up, a prominent member of the University of Central Florida's faculty, during an argument at their home.

Attorneys for Danielle, who has pleaded not guilty, stated that she was acting in self-defense after her husband tried to strangle her. However, authorities said the nature of his wounds and her behavior afterward — cleaning the killing scene, checking messages on a dating app and researching suicide, while waiting hours to ask help to the police — show otherwise.

Danielle's attorneys also revealed text messages among the Redlicks and their two children, showing that in the 36 hours leading up to the stabbing, Michael was angry with Danielle. "What we expect the evidence will show is that on the morning of Jan. 10, Michael Redlick has discovered that Danielle Redlick is on a dating app messaging another man and that infuriated Michael Redlick," a defense attorney said.

Danielle faces a maximum punishment of life imprisonment if convicted as charged. She reportedly rejected a previous prosecutor's offer to plead guilty to manslaughter and serve more than 10 years behind bars.

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