John Kratz Obituary and Autopsy Report: Nephew charged with shooting uncle to death



In a heart-wrenching incident, Sandown resident John Krantz, aged 64, lost his life in a fatal shooting at the Lobster Claw II on Main Street. The dreadful event unfolded at approximately six o’clock, prompting an immediate call to the police. Despite being rushed to a hospital in Manchester, Krantz was declared deceased by the attending doctors. This devastating news has left people in shock and grief, with heartfelt prayers and condolences pouring in for his grieving family. The community has united to provide support during this challenging time, reflecting on the profound loss they’ve suffered.


Remembering John Krantz

Details about John Krantz’s life, background, and other particulars remain relatively limited within the public domain. However, his tragic passing has left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew him and the community he was a part of.


The Shocking Turn of Events: John Krantz Jr. Charged with Second-Degree Murder

In a deeply distressing turn of events, John Krantz Jr., aged 27, stands accused of fatally shooting his uncle, John Krantz, inside a restaurant in Derry, New Hampshire. This shocking incident unfolded on a fateful Wednesday, and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office has officially charged John L. Krantz with second-degree murder. Following his appearance in Rockingham Superior Court, he was detained without bail and declined arraignment.

According to prosecutors, the Derry police received a distress call from the Lobster Claw II restaurant shortly before 6 p.m. on the day of the tragedy. They discovered John Krantz Jr.’s body, but tragically, he had already succumbed to his injuries. The state Medical Examiner’s office confirmed that John Krantz Jr. had died from a gunshot wound to the head.


Legal Proceedings and Potential Outcomes

Approximately 12 hours after the devastating incident, John L. Krantz was taken into custody, with legal representation from the public defender’s Office of New Hampshire. As of now, no further information has been made available regarding the incident or the individuals involved.

Facing charges of second-degree murder, John Krantz Jr. remains incarcerated. The potential consequences he may face if found guilty will depend on various factors, including the specific laws and sentencing guidelines applicable in the jurisdiction where the crime occurred.

Second-degree murder typically involves the unlawful killing of another person with malice aforethought but without premeditation or deliberate action. The potential penalties for second-degree murder can vary widely based on the unique circumstances of each case, the presence of aggravating or mitigating factors, and the discretion of the court.

This brings us to the conclusion of this tragic case. We will continue to monitor developments and provide updates as they become available. Stay tuned to PKB News for the latest information.