Man accused of murdering wife due in court Wednesday morning

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(Credit: Denver Police Department) (Credit: Denver Police Department)

DENVER – 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…

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