Published: Feb 25, 2013 10:45 PM EST
Updated: Feb 25, 2013 11:35 PM EST

FORT MYERS, FL--For the first time we are hearing the 911 call from a Lee County woman who was stabbed multiple times as she slept last December. Her attacker, John Maatsch is behind bars at the Lee County Jail.

The 911 call came in just before 4:00 am on December 26, 2012 after Tracey Marazzi was stabbed inside her home down Algeria Street in the gated Paseo community.

Dispatch: you said someone broke in to the house?

Caller: someone broke in and I have someone bleeding.


The nearly 12 minute 911 call reveals how terrified Tracey Marazzi was after she woke up to a nightmare--a man stabbing her in the chest.

She fought off the attacker, grabbed her son and ran to her neighbors house where they called for help.


Marazzi yelling: I can't believe this is happening!

Dispatch: m'aam is that the patient screaming in the background?

Caller: yes, yes, yes.


Marazzi: please hurry chest hurts so bad

Dispatch: ok, we have help-we have help on the way.>


Four minutes in to the 911 call police quickly start trying to put a description together on the attacker.


Dispatch: was it only one person who did this?

Marazzi: yes.

Dispatch: ok, was it a male of female?

Marazzi: male


Detectives say all evidence points to 32-year old john Maatsch. A man Marazzi says she has never seen before.

Investigators say Maatsch actually walked up to scene after the attack wearing women's clothing. New reports show they later found women's clothes covered in blood inside his house.  


We spoke to Marazzi last month as she sat inside her home for the first time after the attack.


"This guy meant to kill me. He would have continued to stab me until he killed me had I not fought back," she said.