Skip to comments.Richard Kirk, accused of fatally shooting wife while high, pleads guilty ( Marijuana : Colorado)
Posted on 02/03/2017 6:37:14 PM PST by george76
DENVER -- The man accused of fatally shooting his wife while investigators said he was high on marijuana edibles pleaded guilty to second-degree murder ..
Richard Kirk, 50, had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, citing marijuana intoxication, in September to a first-degree murder charge in the death of his wife Kristine.
Under terms of the plea, Kirk, who had been charged with first-degree murder, will be sentenced to 25 to 30 years in prison and fined $5,000 to $1 million.
He will also give up parental rights to the couples' three children to Kristine Kirk's parents
The family did not want the case to go to trial given the personal and emotional toll family members have already suffered.
Kristine Kirk called 911 on April 14, 2014 and said her husband was asking her to shoot him and totally hallucinating. She was on the phone for 13 minutes while police responded to the home ...
Richard Kirk ate a marijuana edible just before the shooting, and investigators later found a partially eaten pot candy and an untouched joint in the house. The couple's three children were inside the home at the time of the shooting.
During a preliminary hearing in August 2014, lead Det. Troy Wisgaard testified that Kristine Kirk first told 911 operators her husband was acting irrationally and that he was on marijuana.
A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against the marijuana store and manufacturer that sold the edible to Richard Kirk. Attorneys for Richard Kirk claim the marijuana edible karma candy orange ginger caused his delirium and psychotic-like symptoms.
The lawsuit claims marijuana retailer Nutritional Elements and manufacturer Gaias Garden recklessly failed to put warning labels, instructions or recommendations on the bite-size edible.
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If you are able to murder someone, you are more likely to blame something, someone or anything other than yourself.
Yet another retard and evil dirtbag that likely showed signs of his evil and should have been dealt with then. Rot MFer.
Legalization is still good policy. I’m certain that a lot more men drunk on alcohol kill their wives every year than those eating brownies.
This thread seems to be bringing out the marijuana libertarians who see nothing wrong in a lot of people strung out on dope.
Perhaps he should switch to an indica strain.
Some yabuts from FR’s dope dealers.
Miss Marmelstein, my wife adores you and actually follows your postings. She likes you more than she likes me. Therefore I can’t debate you as she would probably push me in front of a bus for doing so. But yes, I’m a bit of a libertarian.
OHHH NOOES It’s Refer Madness.
One or two bites out of the pot brownie drives this guy into a hallucinatory psychotic murderous rage?
Sounds like a movie I saw once.
You can’t call it a victimless crime anymore, because it’s not a crime. Still has victims though.
They always do.
Yeah, but getting liquored up and killing your wife has a rich cultural history and is just plain more American.
>This thread seems to be bringing out the marijuana libertarians who see nothing wrong in a lot of people strung out on dope.
It sure brings out the Mensa who actually believe pot can even begin to “string someone out.” Alcohol, heroin, Opiates, Bath Salts etc sure, pot never.
Wisdom is best when applied.
They are potheadsupremecists! :)
Strung out on dope or booze. What’s the difference? I knew a guy bombed out of his skull who blew through a stop sign and killed a ten year old kid on a bike.
Has anyone ever tried a nicotine/cigarette insanity defense? Did it work?
yeah if this article was used to try and make a statement, it’s failed miserably. I’d say for every Violent pot smoker there are 10,000 violent alcoholics. I can personally attest to getting into fights while drunk but never while high, though I didn’t smoke that much.
What’s your definition of strung out?
I drank hard, near daily, for nearly twenty years.
I quit almost 20 years ago, and know how that works.
One of my once-best friends, hunting, fishing, traveling, has smoked weed on the same schedule, heavily, daily, till his coughing in the morning will drive you out of the vehicle, and his clogged up snoring will wake you in the next room.
He has told me repeatedly that his smoking “is just like your [my] drinking used to be.”
His family, his children, are embarrassed by him, disgusted by him. He has tried to quit and can’t. I’ve seen him in those periods.
You say he isn’t strung out? Try tell me that.
Try tell him.
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