Tamarac Man Who Thought Stepfather Was ‘The Devil' Stabbed Him to Death: BSO

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

Jonathan Lauf, 32, was arrested Tuesday night on a murder charge in the killing of 60-year-old John Licausi, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said.

Deputies responded to their home in the 9000 block of Lime Bay Boulevard around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after dispatchers received a 911 call that Lauf had stabbed his stepfather to death, officials said.

The deputies discovered Licausi's body on the floor in a pool of blood in the home, officials said. Lauf was taken into custody without incident.

Lauf admitted to stabbing Licausi to death several hours earlier 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. Attorney information wasn't available.

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