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DeBary murder suspect Anton Sanders left hateful message, report said

The Sanford man accused of fatally stabbing a DeBary woman in her home left behind a profanity-laced message on his ex-girlfriend’s answering machine, a new document shows.

Anton Sanders, 45, is being held without bond in the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on a charge of first-degree murder.

The ex-boyfriend is accused of killing 51-year Lisa Bresie in her home on Lantana Drive.

In his arrest affidavit, released this week, deputies said they found her body and spotted multiple stab wounds while conducting a well-being check. They also found a message from Sanders on her answering machine, the affidavit said.

It was mostly profanity.

A family member and a friend told deputies Sanders had abused Bresie in the past and they broke up sometime this summer. They had not seen her since Nov. 1 and were concerned about her safety.

Sanders was with her vehicle when the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a report of an impaired man showing signs of distress along Interstate 275 in Pinellas County on Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said.

He had her blood-spattered Hyundai and the keys to her vehicle.

Sanders, also wearing blood-stained clothing, tried to throw himself over a wall that separated the highway from the water below during questioning by the Florida Highway Patrol.

He was transported to a hospital in St. Petersburg as a precaution.

“Sanders was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation and subsequently admitted to the hospital due to a high amount of cocaine in this body,” a report released this week said

During an interview with officers at the hospital on Nov. 6, he admitted they were no longer a couple but said she would let him drive her car on times.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said a fingerprint found in blood inside the house came back as a match to Sanders.

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DeBary murder suspect Anton L. Sanders jailed in Volusia

A 45-year-old Sanford man returned to Volusia County today after being charged in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend, a DeBary woman.

Anton Sanders is being held without bond in the Volusia County Branch Jail in Daytona Beach on a charge of first-degree murder.

Sanders is accused of fatally stabbing Lisa Bresie in her home on Lantana Drive.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office on Monday said a fingerprint found in blood inside the house came back as a match to Sanders.

Blood in car

Sanders was with Bresie’s vehicle when the Florida Highway Patrol responded to a report of an impaired man showing signs of distress along Interstate 275 in Pinellas County on Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office said.

“A trooper noticed blood in the vehicle,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Andrew Gant said in a statement. “Sanders’ clothing was later confirmed to have blood on it. While troopers and medical personnel were on scene, Sanders tried to throw himself over a wall that separated the highway from the water below. He was transported to a hospital in St. Petersburg.”

He was being held in the Pinellas County Jail before he was taken to Volusia’s lockup today.

Found dead

Bresie was found dead in her home on Lantana Drive on Sunday while deputies were conducting a well-being check.

She suffered multiple stab wounds and large amounts of blood were found in the home.

“She was found deceased when deputies entered the home using a key provided by a family member,” Gant said.

A Facebook page under Bresie’s name offered these details:

She was single, worked at 21st Century Auto Insurance, studied at Seminole State College of Florida and was from Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

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Clay Curtsinger case: Drop DeBary man’s murder charge, attorney says

Charges against a DeBary man accused of murder should be dropped, his attorney argued in paperwork filed in Orlando this week.

Clay Curtsinger, 47, is accused of gunning down his girlfriend’s ex-husband in a neighborhood near the Orlando International Airport last month.

Curtsinger initially told investigators he fatally shot Jack Radke on Budworth Circle in self-defense.

Deputies found Curtsinger’s gun but no firearm was found with Radke.

Curtsinger’s attorney, David R. Damore of Daytona Beach, filed a two-page motion to dismiss the case on Thursday (August 17). The attorney raised eight reasons for dismissal, including  “facts that support the Defendant’s immunity from prosecution.”

Damore filed other motions, including one aimed at tossing Curtsinger’s statements to investigators.

Curtsinger gunned down Radke, 48, with a Taurus 9mm handgun at roughly 6:30 p.m. Friday (July 7) on Budworth Circle in the Eagle Creek subdivision in the Lake Nona area, his arrest affidavit states.

Curtsinger, while driving a white Dodge Ram pickup truck, pulled next to a white Ford van and immediately shot Radke, the affidavit said.

Curtsinger told 911 callers he shot Radke because he pulled a gun on him and was defending himself, the report says.

He was originally accused of first-degree murder. The Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office officially charged Curtsinger with second-degree murder.

People convicted of second-degree murder in Florida are not eligible for the death penalty. The maximum sentence for that crime is life in prison.

Curtsinger remains jailed without bond at the Orange Couty Jail.

Records show he’s entered a written plea of not guilty.

A pretrial conference in the case is set for Oct. 17.

Seven spent shell casings and the 9mm were found inside Curtsinger’s pickup truck. Radke was shot six times.

Radke’s ex-wife, Carla Radke, said they got divorced about four years ago, officials said.

She said she recently developed a relationship with Curtsinger, an old boyfriend, and they opened a joint checking account.

She said Curtsinger was at her house pressure washing her house before the shooting.

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Clay Curtsinger update: Murder suspect from DeBary officially charged

Clay Curtsinger, a DeBary man accused in an Orange County slaying, has been officially charged with second-degree murder, records show.

Curtsinger, 47, was originally charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s ex-husband in a Lake Nona-area subdivision on July 7.

The Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s Office filed paperwork last week officially charging Curtsinger with second-degree murder.

That means, if convicted, Curtsinger could face life in prison as a maximum sentence.

Defendants convicted of first-degree murder in Florida could face life in prison or execution, though the current top prosecutor in that region, State Attorney Aramis Ayala, said in an unrelated case that she opposes the death penalty.

It’s not unusual for the initial charges recommended by law enforcement officials and the official charges filed by prosecutors to be different. In fact, prosecutors can change the charges, either upgrading or downgrading, depending on what evidence has been uncovered or is lacking.

The difference between first-degree and second-degree murder in Florida boils down to intent, the Orlando Sentinel said in an unrelated article.

First degree requires premeditation. Second degree is often seen as a “heat-o-passion” crime, the Sentinel said.

Curtsinger remains jailed without bond at the Orange Couty Jail.

Records show he’s entered a written plea of not guilty. He originally told investigators he was defending himself when he fatally shot Jack Radke, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Curtsinger gunned down Radke, 48, with a Taurus 9mm handgun at roughly 6:30 p.m. Friday (July 7) on Budworth Circle in the Eagle Creek subdivision in the Lake Nona area, his arrest affidavit states.

Curtsinger, while driving a white Dodge Ram pickup truck, pulled next to a white Ford van and immediately shot the driver, Radke, the affidavit said.

Curtsinger told 911 callers he shot Radke because he pulled a gun on him and was defending himself, the report says.

Deputies didn’t find a gun in Radke’s van.

Seven spent shell casings and the 9mm were found inside Curtsinger’s pickup truck. Radke was shot six times.

Radke’s ex-wife, Carla Radke, said they got divorced about four years ago, officials said. She said she recently developed a relationship with Curtsinger, an old boyfriend, and they opened a joint checking account.

She said Curtsinger was at her house pressure washing her driveway.  At one point, Curtsinger left in his pickup, only to return a few minutes later to retrieve his concealed weapons permit from the wallet he left behind, the report said.

“Clay Curtsinger told Carla Radke that he just shot “Jack” and he left on foot towards Budworth Circle,” the affidavit states.

Carla Radke lives on Davenham Point, 240 feet away from the shooting site, records show.

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DeBary man accused of fatally shooting girlfriend’s ex

A 47-year-old DeBary man remained behind bars Monday, accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend’s ex-husband near Orlando.

Clay Curtsinger of Eldorado Drive was charged Friday with first-degree murder with a firearm, according to the Orange County Jail and the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

Curtsinger fatally shot Jack Radke, 48, with a Taurus 9mm handgun at roughly 6:30 p.m. Friday (July 7) on Budworth Circle in the Eagle Creek subdivision in the Lake Nona area, his arrest affidavit states.

Curtsinger, while driving a white Dodge Ram pickup truck, pulled next to a white Ford van and immediately shot the driver, Radke, the affidavit said.

Curtsinger told 911 callers he shot Radke because he pulled a gun on him and was defending himself, the report says.

Radke’s ex-wife, Carla Radke, said they got divorced about four years ago, officials said. She said she recently developed a relationship with Curtsinger, an old boyfriend, and they opened a joint checking account Friday.

She said Curtsinger was at her house Friday pressure washing her driveway. At one point, Curtsinger left in his pickup, only to return a few minutes later to retrieve his concealed weapons permit from the wallet he left behind, the report said.

“Clay Curtsinger told Carla Radke that he just shot “Jack” and he left on foot towards Budworth Circle,” the affidavit states.

Carla Radke lives on Davenham Point, 240 feet away from the shooting site, records show.

Later, after he was told he would be charged with murder, Curtsinger said: “Well, let’s get this over with! The VA will have a field day with you over this. I was defending myself,” the affidavit states.

Arrest affidavit

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