Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives arrested Jonathan Lauf for the murder of his stepfather, John Licausi, in Tamarac. 

At approximately 8:30 p.m. on July 24, 911 dispatchers received a call stating that Jonathan Lauf had stabbed his stepfather to death. 
 
When BSO deputies arrived at the residence, they made contact with Lauf and took him into custody without incident. 
 
 
Once inside the apartment at 9081 Lime Bay Blvd., deputies discovered Licausi’s body on the floor in a pool of blood. 
 
Lauf admitted to stabbing and killing the victim several hours earlier because he thought his stepfather was "The Devil."
 
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. He is now facing a charge for premeditated murder.
 
BSO’s homicide and crime scene detectives are investigating. 
 
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact BSO Det. Bryan Tutler at (954) 321-4281.  If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org.