Friend: Mark Sievers’ behavior strange after wife’s death

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Teresa Sievers.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Mark Sievers was compassionate during a conversation with a childhood friend following his wife’s death.

“He was crying on the phone. Sobbing I would say,” Carrie Kane told detectives on Aug. 24, 2015, according to interviews released by the state Attorney’s Office on Tuesday. “I said to him, ‘I want the person found and I want them hung’ and I meant it. And he said to me ‘Teresa would say forgive them.'”

Dr. Teresa Sievers, 46, was found bludgeoned to death inside the kitchen of her Bonita Springs home in June 2015. Mark Sievers, 47, along with another childhood friend and a second man, have been charged in relation to the case.

Curtis Wayne Wright, the childhood friend, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and will serve 25 years in prison in exchange for testifying against Mark Sievers.

Kane, who lives in Missouri, contacted Mark Sievers after reading a Facebook post about a break-in at the Sievers’ residence.

The extensive alarm system was well-known among family and close friends, documents said. When Kane pressed Mark Sievers about the alarm, he said it wasn’t working the day his wife was killed, documents said.

But Teresa Sievers would have noticed a broken alarm system, and it would have activated if there was a break-in, said her childhood friend, Danielle Berardelli of Texas.

“She would have turned her alarm,” she told detectives on July 1. “She’s also kind of like a little scaredy-cat — like afraid of the dark kind of thing. She would get nervous.”

The alarm system was off when Teresa Sievers returned home alone from a family trip. Mark Sievers’ mother, who was watching the family pets, had problems with the alarm earlier that day and was directed by her son to leave it off, according to previous court documents.

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