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$1M bond for Middletown man accused of killing wife

Bobby Nitz made a brief court appearance Wednesday in Middletown. (FOX19 NOW/Jordan Vilines) Bobby Nitz made a brief court appearance Wednesday in Middletown. (FOX19 NOW/Jordan Vilines)
(Middletown City Jail) (Middletown City Jail)
Bobby Nitz (left), Crista Nitz (right), photos provided by Middletown Police Department. Bobby Nitz (left), Crista Nitz (right), photos provided by Middletown Police Department.
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Middletown, OH -

Bond was set at $1 million Wednesday for a man man accused of killing his wife.

Bobby Nitz, 45, was arrested in Meigs County earlier this week and returned to Butler County to face a murder charge.

Middletown police say he fatally shot Crista Nitz, 41, in the bathroom of their Short Street home Sunday night.

Crista's 11-year-old daughter contacted her father via video chat, saying she thought her mother was dead.

Her father then contacted police in West Virginia, who alerted Middletown police.

Crista Nitz and Bobby Nitz had been arguing and it turned violent, according to investigators.

He fled the area on his motorcycle after the shooting.

Nitz told a friend he had just killed his wife before fleeing the area on his motorcycle, according to police.

Meigs County deputies spotted the suspect on his motorcycle and apprehended him after a chase.

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