OSPREY - A 76-year-old Osprey man has been arrested in connection with the death of his wife.

The investigation began on June 20 when Sarasota County Sheriff's deputies were called out to 517 Rousseau Drive in Osprey for the death of 74-year-old Judith Richardson. While they were there, the victim's husband, John Richardson, alluded to being involved in her death but he did not elaborate, offering no explanation.

Upon the completion of the autopsy, the county Medical Examiner's Office informed the sheriff's office that the victim died from homicidal violence. Judith Richardson suffered multiple blunt force injuries to her head and upper body. Now, her husband is in jail for allegedly inflicting those injuries.


Detectives arrested Richardson Monday afternoon. He is charged with Murder and is being held at the Sarasota County Jail on $500,000 bond. The investigation continues.