Tamarac Man Calls Stepfather "The Devil," Stabs Him To Death

A South Florida man who thought his stepfather was "The Devil" stabbed him to death in their Tamarac home, authorities said.

Jonathan Lauf, 32, was arrested Tuesday. He now faces a murder charge in the killing of 60-year-old John Licausi.

Broward Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in the 9000 block of Lime Bay Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after receiving a call that Lauf had stabbed his stepfather to death.

According to authorities, Licausi's body was on the floor in a pool of blood in the home. 

Lauf was taken into custody without incident.

Lauf admitted to stabbing Licausi to death because he thought his stepfather was "the Devil," officials said. 

Lauf has four previous arrests in Broward County for charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, battery, possession of fentanyl, possession of cannabis, obstruction and petit theft, officials said.

Lauf was being held without bond Wednesday, jail records showed. 

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