Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Van shooting victim in critical condition

By David Eck
Enquirer contributor

HAMILTON - After she was beaten with a flashlight, smothered with a pillow and nearly drowned in a bathtub during a July 2 attack, Amy Rezos took steps to protect herself.

She obtained a protection order against her husband, Chris Rezos. She testified against him at a hearing last week on a charge of attempted aggravated murder. She filed for divorce. But it wasn't enough.

Butler County sheriff's deputies say Chris Rezos, 35, hid in his wife's van and shot her twice in the back of the head about 6:50 a.m. Monday as she drove to work on LeSourdesville-West Chester Road, near Millikin Road.

Amy Rezos, 35, remains in critical condition at Miami Valley Hospital, police said. Chris Rezos is in Middletown Hospital with injuries suffered when the van crashed. His condition was not available.

Authorities anticipate charging him with attempted aggravated murder and kidnapping, Butler County sheriff's deputies said.



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