Tuesday, August 3, 2004

From hospital to jail

Accused of shooting wife twice in head, husband must post $1 million in cash to be released

By David Eck
Enquirer Contributor

HAMILTON - A Liberty Township man charged with trying to kill his wife last week by shooting her twice in the back of the head will remain jailed in Butler County in lieu of $1 million bond.

Chris Rezos, 35, is charged with attempted aggravated murder and kidnapping in the July 26 shooting of Amy Rezos.

It was the second time in a month Rezos has been charged with trying to kill his estranged wife.

On Monday, a Butler County Area Court judge ordered Rezos held in lieu of $500,000 cash bond on each charge.

Butler County sheriff's detectives say Rezos hid in his wife's van and shot her in the back of the head while she was driving on LeSourdsville-West Chester Road. The van crashed and he was hurt as well.

Rezos was released Sunday from Middletown Regional Hospital.

"We asked for a high bond or no bond," said Joe Statzer, spokesman for the Butler County Prosecutor's Office. "We're satisfied. We've not seen anybody reach that high of bond before.''

At the time of the July 26 shooting, Rezos was free on a $100,000 bond in connection with a July 2 attack on his wife. In that attack, Amy Rezos was beaten in a West Chester motel room.

A court hearing on whether that bond should be revoked in the earlier case is scheduled for today


E-mail daveck@fuse.net

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