ORLANDO, Fla. — Danielle Redlick has been found not guilty by a jury on Friday in the January 2019 death of her husband Michael Redlick.

Redlick, 48, had been charged with second-degree murder and evidence tampering. On the evidence tampering charge, she was found guilty.

Redlick’s attorneys have said the couple’s relationship endured years of abuse and cheating, and that she stabbed Michael Redlick when he attacked her after seeing texts on her phone from another man.

According to 911 records revealed in court, Danielle Redlick called 11 hours after her husband was stabbed and claimed her husband had a heart attack and stabbed himself.

Forensic scientist Stuart James was questioned about the evidence collected at the scene and said it was altered.

She would have spent life in prison if found guilty on the murder charge.

Michael Redlick, who had worked as director of external affairs and partnership relations at the University of Central Florida’s DeVos Business Management Graduate Program, was Redlick's stepfather.

Years after her mother died, Redlick and Michael Redlick began dating. They later married and had two children together.