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Dr. Teresa Sievers crime scene photos [WARNING: Graphic Content]

New details continue to emerge in the case of a Florida doctor bludgeoned to death in her own home in 2015. Her husband, Mark Sievers, is currently on trial for her murder.

Naples Daily News reports that on June 28, 2015, Dr. Teresa Sievers was beaten to death with a hammer while inside her Bonita Springs, Florida home. Authorities found her lying face-down on her kitchen floor with most of the back her head completely bashed in.

After investigating the case for several months, detectives arrested Curtis Wayne Wright, 47, who said he was Mark Sievers childhood friend. Police also arrested Jimmy Rodgers, 25, and charged him in connection with the murder.

In 2016, Wright took a plea agreement and in exchange for a 25-year prison sentence for a second-degree murder charge, he agreed to help authorities by providing “substantial assistance” in regards to the case.  Although it’s still unclear what information Wright provided to prosecutors, Mark Sievers was subsequently arrested for his wife’s death.

[Photos: Florida State Attorney’s Office]

“The decision of Curtis Wayne Wright to accept responsibility and plead guilty to second-degree murder will hopefully begin to answer many questions and bring closure to the family of Teresa Sievers,” Wright’s defense lawyer, Elizabeth Parker, said. “Mr. Wright is deeply sorry for the pain and lifetime of suffering that he had caused those who were affected by his actions in this case, including his family and most importantly Teresa Sievers’ daughters.”

The motive behind the killing reportedly stemmed from money, according to CBS. Court documents indicate that the couple had five life insurance policies totaling over $4 million. They were reportedly  living “paycheck to paycheck” prior to the doctor’s murder.

It’s still unclear what information Sievers has given authorities in regards to his wife’s murder but Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott indicated that Seivers and the other two suspects spent “a great deal of effort and energy into covering the tracks, into throwing us off on their track.”

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According to authorities, Mark Sievers was the mastermind behind the killing who orchestrated the entire incident. Along with money issues, Siever’s journal, found by authorities, indicated he was unhappy in his marriage. He detailed his anger and frustration about his distrust of his wife, accusing her of almost cheating on him and betraying him. He also reportedly wrote complaints on lack of sex in their marriage and how the relationship was likely over.

“It would be nice to share that small level of intimacy with whom I’ve considered the love of my life. Maybe, just maybe our relationship is already over…I want intimacy! Not getting it though!”

 

[Photos: Florida State Attorney’s Office]

On the day of Dr. Siever’s funeral, a witness who wants remain anonymous said they spotted Sievers at his wife’s medical practice tossing out computers and and related materials into the trash.

[Photos: Florida State Attorney’s Office]

In 2016, the couple’s two children, ages 9 and 11 at the time, were placed into the care of the Florida Department of Children and Families. They were removed from a once comfortable home where they enjoyed an outdoor pool and large fenced yard.

[Photos: Florida State Attorney’s Office]

When questioned about Sievers, Sheriff Scott insinuated that the suspect is cold as ice.

“He doesn’t have a lot to say. I am not even sure he has blood in his veins. I think it might be ice.”

[Feature Photo: Teresa Sievers, Mark Sievers/Police Handout]