Monday night 61-year-old James Robert Ward called 911 from his Isleworth Country Club in Florida to report the death of his wife. According to his arrest affidavit he told the 911 operator “I just shot my wife. She’s dead“. He also told the operator that his wife was dead in the master bedroom and that the gun was in the nightstand.
Orange County deputies showed up shortly afterward and once on the scene they arrested Ward for murder. He is currently being held in the Orange County Jail with no bond on charges of second-degree murder and he has a hearing this morning at 9AM.
Update – According to an interview with an ex-girlfriend of Ward the AJC is reporting that he was abusive and not at all surprised that he murdered his wife.