In an interview with KVUE on Dec. 6, Mettz' stepson, 21-year-old Chase Moore, said that he was "drawn into the situation" of Mettz and his mother's divorce.
"I’ve seen how violent and how physically mad and stuff they were getting about it, and I just really didn’t want to get at the middle of it, so I moved back to Mississippi about two weeks ago,” Moore said.
Moore stated that he lived about 15 minutes from Mettz and his mother, Candace, for about six months. He said he moved to San Marcos in order to get to know his mother better, as he said he hadn't really been around her growing up.
"I moved there and we spent a lot of time together," Moore said. "We went kayaking and fishing together. Me, Tom, my mom, everything was fine. Didn’t really see anything out of the ordinary.”
They started having differences when Mettz would drink at night and play guitar, which Moore said bothered his grandmother. He said she eventually started urging his mother to divorce Mettz.
Moore said his mother told him she was trying to divorce Mettz and get him arrested, but after hearing Mettz' side of the story, he said he didn't know who to believe.
"I knew he was off, he used to be in the military, he has PTSD, he’s really nervous about somebody breaking into his house or going into his room -- he’s really nervous in that aspect," Moore said. "I never really thought it was that serious, and I never thought that he was that type of person -- a violent person."
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