Emotional Decision With A Permanent Outcome

by Hal Mooz 16. April 2014 10:29

Denver Woman's 13-Minute-Long 911 Call Ends With Fatal Gunshot

A Denver woman who spent nearly 15 frantic minutes on the phone with a 911 dispatcher was killed Monday night by a bullet to the head before help arrived.

Kirk's husband, Richard, 47, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, Lopez said. He appeared in court Wednesday, waived his formal advisement, and will remain in custody. In her call to 911, Kirk said her husband was "talking about the end of the world and he wanted her to shoot him," according to a probable cause statement filed in the case. There was a gun in their house, Kirk said at the beginning of the phone call, but it was locked in a safe.

As the call went on, Kirk told the 911 dispatcher that her husband was hallucinating, scaring their three young children, the court document said. Then, when she saw her husband had gone to the safe and gotten the gun, she started screaming. The sound of a single gunshot reverberated on the call, and Kirk wasn't heard from again.

When officers arrived, they found Kristine Kirk lying on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are investigating the possibility that Richard Kirk — who admitted to killing his wife on his way to the police station, according to the probable cause statement — took marijuana prior to the shooting.

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/crime-courts/denver-womans-13-minute-long-911-call-ends-fatal-gunshot-n81816


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