Denver Man Took Pain Meds And Marijuana Before Killing Wife
Drugs are bad, m’kay??? Even if they’re legal….
A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with 911 ate marijuana-infused candy before he allegedly shot her.
According to search warrants released Thursday, 44-year-old Kristine Kirk told a 911 operator on Monday night her husband had “taken some marijuana and possibly some prescription medication for back pain” before he started “hallucinating” and scaring her and the couple’s three young children.
On the 911 recording, 47-year-old Richard Kirk can be heard in the background talking about taking marijuana “candy” that he had purchased from a recreational marijuana shop, the documents say.
Authorities say Kirk shot his wife in the head about 12 minutes into her call with 911, although 7NEWS has determined that it took Denver police at least 16 minutes to respond to the home. At one point in the call, Kristine Kirk told the 911 operator to “please hurry” and send officers because her husband was “totally hallucinating” and frightening their children, the document says.
She said “her husband was talking like it was the end of the world…he had asked her to get the gun and to shoot him, and she is scared of what he might do because her three children are in the house with her,” the document said. The medical examiner said the woman died from a gunshot wounded to the head. The killing was ruled a homicide.
An officer who placed a handcuffed Richard Kirk in the back of a patrol car overheard the husband “rambling to himself” that “he had killed his wife,” the document said. He is being held without bond on investigation of first-degree murder at the Downtown Detention Center.While searching the home, a detective found a receipt in the basement for $32.70 worth of marijuana products purchased at 6:40 p.m. that evening from Nutritional Elements, a marijuana shop, at 2777 S. Colorado Blvd.
The receipt identified the purchased items as “Karma Kandy Orange Ginger,” an edible marijuana candy, and “Pre 98 Bubba Kush Pre-Roll,” a pre-rolled marijuana cigarette, the document said.
Damn that “Karma Kandy Orange Ginger” had Mr. Kirk kirking out something vicious. R.I.P. to his wife. Such a sad story.