This story out of Denver is simply horrible. Richard Kirk, a father of three with no known history of violence, apparently ate marijuana and suffered some sort of resulting mental breakdown in which he asked his wife to kill him.
Kristine Kirk called 911 for help, and she waited… and waited… and waited… and she was still waiting when she was murdered by her drugged-up husband.
A father of three young children will face a judge for allegedly murdering his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 operator.
Kristine Kirk was on the phone for 13 minutes before she was killed. While police are looking into how they handled the 911 call and their own response time, there is a growing memorial outside the family home.
Police were sent to the home at 2112 South St. Paul Street at 9:32 p.m. Monday. The mother of three was pronounced dead at 10 p.m.
Sources say Richard Kirk, the husband and father, was hallucinating after possibly ingesting edible marijuana. During the 911 call, Kristine Kirk told the dispatcher that her husband was “talking about the end of the world and he wanted her to shoot him.”
When she refused, police say her husband shot her. According to sources, one of the couples’ three children witnessed it.
It remains to be seen whether this was “medicinal” marijuana, or not. Either way, you can rest assured that the federal government will use this example as part of their crusade to take away the Second Amendment rights of gun owners who would also like to use medical marijuana. In states where medical marijuana has been legalized, cards issued to marijuana users can and have been used to deny concealed carry permits.
Some of these same medical marijuana patients have also been told by the local law enforcement that they may not own any firearms as a result of their medical marijuana cards, again citing federal drug laws. In essence, you can go “bang,” or you can go “bong,” but you can’t have both.
Our condolences go out to the Kirk family, and especially the three children that have lost a mother and more than likely a father as a result of this incident.