Money is one of the most important things in this entire world. Without money, we are nothing. If you have the money, you will be treated like a king. However, if you do not have money, the scenario will be the opposite. Something of this sort happened with the murderer Bob Ward. Did he murder his wife? What were his intentions? If you want to know more about the killer, you have come to the right place to seek your answers. Here, we are going to discuss all that we know about the case so far.
Where Is Bob Ward Now?
As it has been stated in the introduction, money is everything, and it is extremely true. If you remember correctly, the year 2007 was one of the worst years of businessmen all around the world. The world was suffering from the Great Recession. There was economic downfall almost everywhere, and businessmen in high positions were severely affected. Why are we suddenly talking about the Great Recession? It is because that timeline is connected with the case of Bob Ward. He was a businessman, and he was one of the people who suffered most in this Great Recession.
Before delving into the story of the murder directly, let us first get to know who is Bob Ward. The surname Ward was quite famous in the real-estate profession of Florida. Bob Ward was a great businessman, and he was quite popular in the industry of real-estate business. His business was going on quite well. He had a lovely family consisting of his wife and his two daughters. Unfortunately, the scene completely changed after some time. The happy state of the family took a turn real soon.
There was a negative turn, that the family took, because of the Great Recession. We already know that real-estate businessmen lead opulent lifestyles. Bob Ward was one of them. He was leading an opulent life with his family, and the Great Recession overturned everything. Currently, Ward is jailed at Zephyrhills Correctional Institution located in Zephyrhills of Florida. Money forced him to do the unthinkable. The case of Bob Ward once again proved that people can go to any extent for money. As you read further, you will get to know why Bob Ward was arrested and jailed.
Arrest Of Bob Ward
Following the period of the Great Recession, Bob Ward faced severe losses in his business. There is evidence that we went as far as defrauding people and increasing his stash of money, but all in vain. He was on the verge of getting bankrupt. Was this the reason behind his murdering his wife? That is not known to us, but Bob Ward was the prime suspect in the murder of Diane Ward. It was on these charges that he was sentenced to jail in 2011. Before the occurrence of the proceeding for the second time, he had spent five years in prison already.
On September 21st, 2009, 911 received a call from the Ward household. It was Bob who rang the officials of 911 and reported a case of his wife’s death. He stated to the officers, who were investigating the entire case, that he had shot his wife accidentally while trying to save her. This confession was considered a trap laid by Ward for acquiring the sympathy of the judge and the jury members. However, in 2011, he was arrested on charges of murdering his wife. After five years of serving in prison, when the case was taken up for one more time in 2018, Bob Ward was proven guilty. Consequently, he was sentenced to 30 years of imprisonment.
Why Did Bob Ward Murder Diane Ward?
The exact reason as to why Bob Ward murdered his wife is not known to us. We speculate that he wanted to stop his wife from revealing certain crucial information about him that pushed him to murder his wife.
Along with her husband, Diane Ward was living a quite happy and luxurious life. However, when she got to know about the downfall of her husband, she went into severe depression. The fact that she would not be able to live her usual life anymore affected her thoroughly. As a result, she got addicted to drinking.
During the investigations, Bob Ward stated that on 21st September 2009, Diane Ward was in her drunken state. Mrs Ward wanted to take her life with a gun. Bob Ward entered the bedroom at that moment. While trying to save his wife from killing herself, somehow the gun’s trigger was pressed accidentally leading to Diane Ward’s death.
This sketchy scenario led to the arrest of Bob Ward for 30 years.