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Kansas Mom Of 6 Killed By Husband Was 'Desperately' Trying To Leave Abusive Relationship, Family Says
Randy Gile sideswiped his wife Kristin Gile's car, then got out and continued shooting at her, witnesses told police.
A Kansas mother of six who was killed in a murder-suicide on Saturday had an active protection from abuse order against her husband, the man police say killed her before turning the gun on himself.
Randy Gile, 33, shot at his father-in-law before fatally shooting his estranged wife Kristin Gile, 33, in the town of Derby, a spokesperson from the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office told KSNW in Wichita. Then, he took his own life.
"They were in two different vehicles, and we believe there was a shooting that occurred out in the roadway,” Capt. Brad Hoch told KAKE in Wichita. A witness told the outlet that they heard shots ring out before Randy Gile side-swiped his wife’s car with his. Then, he got out of his car to continue shooting.
Kristin Gile's father, Richard Florio, 55, sustained minor injuries in the incident, reports the Wichita Eagle.
Kristin Gile's family explained on a GoFundMe page that she "had been trying desperately to get out of an abusive marriage" with the man who would ultimately take her life. She was the mother of six children.
Court documents show at least two protection from abuse orders were filed against her husband, the second being on Saturday, KSNW reports.
Randy Gile was arrested just last month, on Sept. 16 on suspicion of seven counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal threat, KAKE reports.
Kristin thought Randy was in jail when she showed up to their home to get her kids' furniture, with the help of her father, when her husband showed up, according to the GoFundMe page.
Randy's sister Sherranda Gile told KAKE that her brother was addicted to alcohol.
“No words or actions of mine will make what my brother did, alright, or bring either one of them back,” she said. “I just pray for healing for both families."
Divorce proceedings between Kristin and Randy Gile began two years ago, according to KSNW.