A Kansas mother was reportedly working to get away from her abusive husband before he allegedly shot her dead and turned the gun on himself this past weekend.
According to People, Kristin Gile, 33, and her father had gone to her former home Saturday to pick up some belongings when her husband Randy Gile II, 33, arrived and shot his wife’s father. Kristin was reportedly in her SUV and tried to flee when Randy ran her off the road, fatally shot Kristin, and took his own life.
Kristin and Randy were pronounced dead at the scene. Reports indicated the slain woman’s father was shot three times in the abdomen.
Court documents obtained by KSNW revealed that Kristin had at least two protection from abuse orders against her husband: one from July 31, 2016, and another still in effect when Kristin was killed. Additionally, Randy was reportedly arrested last month on suspicion of seven counts of aggravated assault and one count of criminal threat.
“She had recently moved herself and her children into her parents (Rick and Lisa Florio) home and was undergoing an Emergency divorce,” a GoFundMe page for the slain mother’s six children reads, adding that Kristin spent several months in a shelter to escape the abuse.
Her family went on to tell KSNW that Kristin had no idea her estranged husband was out of jail when she went to pick up her things. The news station reported that Kansas law doesn’t require authorities to notify victims when a suspect is released.
People reported that Kristin’s children range in age from 3 to 12. Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Tim Myers told The Wichita Eagle that Saturday’s incident remains under investigation.
[Featured image: Kristin Gile/GoFundMe]