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Drugged man fatally shoots his wife while cutting his legs with glass

By Mason White 6:05 PM March 15, 2015
Richard and Kristine Kirk 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly shooting his wife while he was under the influence of drugs, police in Colorado said.

Now, 48-year-old Richard Kirk of Denver, pleaded not guilty to murder, claiming that he shot his wife after eating a marijuana candy that he legally bought at a shop.

Kirk is accused of shooting 44-year-old Kristine Kirk, while she was on the phone with police dispatchers. Richard Kirk claims that he was affected by the marijuana candy and he did not intend to kill his wife.

Kristine Kirk told police dispatchers that he was acting drunk, crawling through a bedroom window and cutting his legs with broken glass.

Prosecutors argue that Richard Kirk knew what was happening as he was sane enough to remember the code to his safe and press the gun to the head of his wife.

The couple’s three young children were home at the time of the shooting.

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