Covered in blood, Christopher Serna sat near the kitchen with cuts on his hands, shaking uncontrollably as Collier County sheriff’s deputies entered his North Naples condo on Tuesday morning.
He would not speak.
According to a Sheriff’s Office incident report, blood was all over floor of “the entire living area” at 152 Cypress Way East, No. 4.
The report, released Wednesday, begins shedding light on the death of Suzanne Bishop, 45, a mother of three whose body was discovered in the condo that morning.
Several bloody knives were also found at the scene, according to reports, and a knife was the weapon used in her killing.
Serna, 34, was arrested later that morning. He is facing a second degree murder charge in connection with Bishop’s death.
Further details about the circumstances of the killing were deleted from reports.
Serna phoned his parents around 4 a.m. the morning of his arrest and asked them to call 911, reports said. When they arrived and unlocked the front door of their son’s home, he refused to let them enter.
When Collier deputies arrived at the Naples Keep condo, they found Serna’s father in the parking lot on the phone with 911 and his mother outside the open door to the residence, Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Karie Partington said.
A woman who answered a phone number listed for Serna’s father declined to comment about the case. Mark Youngblood, one of Serna’s attorneys, also would not elaborate on the case.
Keith Marvelle coached youth football for several years with Serna when both of their sons played in the same league. Serna also has a six year old daughter.
“He seemed like a loving dad to me,” Marvelle said of Serna.
Though Serna was not going to coach in the upcoming season because his son chose not to play, he sent Marvelle a text message last week wishing him luck.
“Thinking of you. Hope you guys have a good season,” the message read, according to Marvelle.
Serna, who worked in maintenance for a condo building, had gone through tough times, his friend said. Serna told Marvelle that he was going through a divorce, and money was tight — nothing Marvelle felt would lead to charges of this caliber.
In their time coaching, Serna never showed a temper.
“He was always a serious kind of guy. Very dedicated. Good to have around. I knew I could trust him,” Marvelle said. “I didn’t see anything like this coming.”
At Serna’s first court appearance Wednesday, Judge Janeice Martin denied him bond.
Detective David Hurm was poised to give more details about the case at Martin’s request, however Serna’s attorney objected.
Serna’s next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 22.