Man Pleads Not Guilty To Killing Wife After Eating Pot Candy


CBS Denver

DENVER (AP) – A Denver man accused of killing his wife after eating marijuana-infused candy has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.

Richard Kirk, 48, entered his plea during a brief court appearance Friday as members of his family watched.

He’s accused of killing Kristine Kirk last April while she was on a 911 call with police dispatchers.

On the call, she said that her husband was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana candy. Dispatchers heard Kristine Kirk beg her husband not to retrieve a gun from a safe. Then they heard a gunshot and the line went quiet.

The couple had three young sons.

Richard Kirk is scheduled to go on trial Oct. 26.

RELATED: Kirk Family: ‘A Lot Of Healing Still To Be Done’ After Mom’s Murder

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