The news is out: [Saad Kawaf’s wife heard screaming in the garage of their Deerwood home about 9:20 a.m. on May 17, 1999, and ran to see what was happening.
Then what the 39-year-old victim’s wife saw when she got to the garage door was horrifying.
“She observed a white female in the garage and saw her husband in a violent struggle with a white male,” according to a just-released murder warrant for a 64-year-old former Jacksonville police officer and his ex-wife. “She saw her husband being stabbed by the white male.”
Investigators did not know it at the time, but the male suspect was a detective with the Sheriff’s Office now identified as William Robert Baer Jr., 64. He did not retire from the force until 2002, police said. The woman was his then-wife Melissa Jo Schafer, now 50, police said.]
They are not beyond breaking and entering, to steal.