Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Audio — 911 dispatcher talks to stabbing witness:

Audio: Deputies release 911 tapes in fatal Lutz stabbing

LUTZ — Deputies have released the 911 tape from a fatal stabbing Thursday night in Lutz.

Erick Reinhart, 42, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 33-year-old Alex Iliff, his ex-wife's boyfriend. Deputies said Reinhart went to the home of his ex-wife, Amy Reinhart, at 24941 Oakhaven Court about 11:45 p.m, was wielding a large knife.

He struggled with Iliff and stabbed him to death, deputies said. Reinhart's ex-wife and her sister were in another room, and the sister called 911.

"My sister's ex-husband came here and killed somebody, and now he's killing himself," she told dispatchers.

When deputies arrived, they found Erick Reinhart bleeding heavily from self-inflicted stab wounds to his neck and abdomen. He was airlifted to a local hospital. Erick Reinhart had previously been detained under the Baker Act, meaning he was a danger to himself, a Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman said.

Amy Reinhart and her sister were unharmed. The couple's two children, ages 5 and 6, were later found alone in Erick Reinhart's apartment in Hillsborough County.

Audio: Deputies release 911 tapes in fatal Lutz stabbing 06/25/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 8:52am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Pasco delays Irma food distribution after problems elsewhere

    Local Government

    DADE CITY — Pasco County has pulled the plug on a planned Food for Florida distribution at the Land O'Lakes Recreation Center that had been scheduled to open to the public on Sunday.

    Pasco County has postponed a planned Food for Florida distribution at the Land O' Lakes Recreation Center on Collier Parkway and is seeking an alternative site. Last week, commissioners said they feared a repeat of the long lines of traffic that appeared outside Plant City Stadium on Oct. 9. The nutrition program for people affected by Hurricane Irma had been scheduled to come to Land O' Lakes Oct. 18 to 27.  [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  2. Editorial: UF can set example for free speech

    Editorials

    White nationalist Richard Spencer is bringing his racist message Thursday to the University of Florida in a legitimate, if utterly repugnant, display of the First Amendment at work. As a public university, UF has little choice but to allow Spencer's speech to take place. Now the university and the broader community has …

    By responding with peaceful protests and refusing to be provoked into violence, UF and the Gainesville community can provide a powerful repudiation of Richard Spencer’s hateful message.
  3. Percussionist rocks out with a blazing triangle solo during Florida Orchestra performance (w/video)

    Blogs

    Oh, the poor triangle. It's the orchestra equivalent of a rock band's tamborine, and such easy fodder for jokes.

    John Shaw performs a triangle solo.
  4. Amazon expands in Tampa with Pop-Up shop in International Plaza

    Retail

    TAMPA — A new retailer known largely for its online presence has popped up at International Plaza and Bay Street.

    Shoppers walk past the new Amazon kiosk Tuesday at the International Plaza in Tampa. The kiosk, which opened last month, offers shoppers an opportunity to touch and play with some of the products that Amazon offers.
[CHRIS URSO   |   Times]

  5. Andy Serkis' directing debut 'Breathe' is not so inspiring

    Movies

    After such a revolutionary acting career, Andy Serkis should be expected to make an equally inventive directing debut. Breathe is anything but that.

    Clare Foy and Andrew Garfield star in Breathe as Robin and Diana Cavendish, an English polio victim and his devoted wife, who pioneered disability rights and wheelchairs with ventilators. [Imaginarium]