Former Sandusky contractor accused of killing wife at Fla. hospital

A former Sandusky contractor who moved to Florida has been accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife.
Associated Press
Jul 11, 2011

A former Sandusky contractor who moved to Florida has been accused of fatally shooting his estranged wife.

Christine Ann Moretz, 53, who had been visiting a patient at a southwest Florida hospital, was fatally shot by 54-year-old Jeffrey Moretz, who then turned the gun on himself.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office said Christine Moretz died at the scene after being shot July 5 at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples. Jeffrey Moretz was airlifted to another hospital for treatment.

No one else was injured.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten says it's unclear why Jeffrey Moretz was at the hospital. Batten said Jeffrey Moretz was in intensive care.

Court records show the couple was in foreclosure and in the process of divorcing. Jeffrey Moretz had been charged in 2009 with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after firing a gun in his home, but the charge was later dropped.

Comments

huronres1

I'm shocked !  I knew both of these people quite well for years.  Totally shocked !

sjs64

Same here... Jeff did a lot of work to my house... I knew him for over 23 years

Taxed Enough Already

 I went to church with Jeff and knew him and his wife very well, years and years ago.  I am shocked too.  I see their son has children of his own now.   How sad.

concerned

wan't he the guy that shot his wife in the neck  when they lived here before moving to florida? if it is, why in the world did she make statements in writting that he never threaten her, nor was she afraid of him, at lest that is what was stated in the naples newspaper...

concerned
Police: Man kills estranged wife at Naples hospital ASSOCIATED PRESS July 6, 2011 7:20 AM Posted in:

NAPLES -- A woman visiting a patient at a southwest Florida hospital was fatally shot by her estranged husband, who then turned the gun on himself.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old Christine Ann Moretz died at the scene after being shot Tuesday at Physicians Regional Medical Center in Naples. Her estranged husband, 54-year-old Jeffrey Moretz, was airlifted to another hospital for treatment.

No one else was injured.

Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Michelle Batten says it's unclear why Jeffrey Moretz was at the hospital. Batten said Moretz was in intensive care.

Court records show the couple was in foreclosure and in the process of divorcing. Jeffrey Moretz had been charged in 2009 with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after firing a gun in his home, but the charge was later dropped.

Bailey

http://www.marcoislandflorida.com/article/20110707/CRIME/110706059/Slain-Naples-woman-wanted-divorce

 

His son seems to think differently than some posters here. Seems this dude was a misfired bullet!!!

Don't miss page two of this link...

 

What was the name of his company here in Erie County? 

 What Church did he go to, Taxed Enough? 

44846GWP

Nice picture, he looks like the BTK killer!

stepham2009

I also knew Jeff...he and my uncle were good friends....shocking...just shocking.....but i was told Jeff's dad did the same thign to HIS wife too....maybe some mental illness is at play here???

Prayers go out to the family...

SitandSpin

Stepham........Mental illness my rear end....Just cause he saw "Daddy" beat on his wife doesn't mean this POS had to follow suit and be like "Daddy".  I'm sure there was enough intelligence in this man's brain to know right from wrong (before he tried to blow them out that is).

tk

That was Jeff's father who shot Jeff's mother years ago.  To those of you who say you knew Jeff, I would say you didn't know him very well.  You saw the side of him that he wanted you to see. 

Taxpayer

WHY is everyone so SHOCKED??  You think you know someone and "want" to believe they are wonderful, but everyone has a life waiting to be exposed.  It is like all you freak liberals with self-anointed authority going through the garbage and emails of Sarah Palin to find something about her, and not finding SQUAT!  Boo, hoo, hoo!  Ha! Ha!  Your liberal HATRED is truly PROVEN.  How much vetting did YOU do about your "messiah" of a president?  How about it Sandusky Register, how much "investigative reporting" did YOU do before you printed your endorsement?  Did YOU go through 0bama's garbage, emails or even question his record?  TYPICAL.  Here we have ANOTHER individual who DECIDED, with rational choice, to BLAME his wife for ALL his troubles.  Yeah, it was ALL her FAULT!  Instead of accepting failure, responsibility for himself and moving on, he DECIDED all his FAILURES were the BLAME of his wife.  Sounds exactly like liberal self-anointed authority to me!  He DECIDED to make the ultimate DECISION to get a gun, load it up, conceal it, find out where his wife was, went to the hospital, took the gun out and EXECUTED her.  Then he TRIED to kill himself and FAILED at that.  GUESS who will PAY for his health care now?  WHO pays for his public defender, his mental evaluations, his trial, his time in jail and prison?  WHO is getting punished?  To all you SHOCKED people, did you REALLY know him?  Come on!  Everyone changes in life.  It is like the stories by the Register in interviewing neighbors of someone.  "Oh, he was so nice.  I saw them in church.  I knew them for 20 years.  They appeared to be so wonderful and caring."  You SHOCKED people are definitely great judges of character.  Here is a tip.  How many of YOU know everything about your own spouse (ex-spouse), your children, your siblings?  You will NEVER know what they DECIDE nor can you control everything they do.  All you can do is pray for them to do the RIGHT thing and be responsible.     

FST

I think TAXPAYER needs to stop BLAMING  everybody else for what is happening to this country and take responsability for his own choices. I also don`t believe any liberal reading this paper has ever gone through Palins garbage or Obamas garbage either. The funny thing is that Taxpayer probably believes somebody thinks he knows what he is talking about or even cares what the idiot is saying.  BOTH parties are to blame for the downfall of this country! 

camoretz

This is Chad Moretz, son of Jeff and Chris Moretz.  I appreciate your thoughts and agree with you on most of your opinion.  If you have any additional thoughts or comments I do welcome them.  I'll be happy to answer any questions that I can.  I think that this was simply a selfish act and you're right no one ever really knows anyone. camoretz2@yahoo.com  Thanks for the prayers.

Bailey

What was the name of the company he owned while he was here? 
 

SitandSpin

 They owned a construction business called Master Builders and Remodeling.

sjs64

@ SITANDSPIN    I knew the business as Moretz Construction and Remodeling......

 

@ taxpayer...... WE ARE ALL TAXPAYERS................ Cant believe you are so shallow as to the meanness towards the Moretz's. Everyone has problems... And as for Obama how about ALL THE PEOPLE LIVING ON WELFARE THAT IS ABLE AND WILLING TO GET A JOB AND WONT BECAUSE THEY LIVE BETTER ON THE SYSTEM..... I PAY TAXES JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE........ THE THING THAT MAKES ME WONT TO VOMIT IS WHEN YOU GO TO THE GROCERY STORE AND IN FRONT OF YOU IS SITTING IN THE CART IS    SEVERAL PACKS OF STEAKS ........    CRAB LEGS......... LOBSTER TAILS.........................  And when they pay for their bill it is with the FOOD STAMP CARD....... WFH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I work very hard for MY MONEY for people like that to abuse it..................... We need to worrow about this more than the MORETZ'S

Bailey

Thanks SitandSpin,

 

Woody Hayes

God bless the USA, our President, the Demecratic party, unions and people on welfare. They all love Taxpayer.