In Colorado Denver man pleads not guilty to killing wife after eating pot candy

DENVER - COLORADO - Colorado dad pleads not guilty to shooting his wife dead in front of their three sons after 'hallucinating on pot candy'.

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Charged: Richard Kirk, 48, is accused of shooting dead his 44-year-old wife, Kristine, at their Denver home last April. On Thursday he plead not guilty, maintaining he was hallucinating after eating pot-infused candy  play

Charged: Richard Kirk, 48, is accused of shooting dead his 44-year-old wife, Kristine, at their Denver home last April. On Thursday he plead not guilty, maintaining he was hallucinating after eating pot-infused candy 

(Denver Police Department v/ Daily Mail)
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A Denver man accused of killing his wife after eating marijuana-infused candy he bought at a legal pot shop 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 is charged with shooting Kristine Kirk, 44, last April while she was on a 911 call with police dispatchers.

The shooting stoked concerns about the effects of the marijuana snacks, which have become popular since the state legalized recreational pot shops. 

Colorado lawmakers last year tightened regulations on edible marijuana, responding to the Kirk case and the death of a college student who jumped to his death after eating a potent marijuana cookie. 

Colorado now has stricter potency limits on edibles.

Defense attorneys have suggested that Kirk was so impaired by the 'Karma Kandy Orange Ginger' that he may not have intended to kill his wife. 

She told dispatchers that he was acting more drunk than violent, crawling through a bedroom window and cutting his legs on broken glass.

But prosecutors argue he had the wherewithal to remember the code to a locked gun safe and press the weapon to his wife's head.

Under the influence: Police found a receipt for purchases 44-year-old Richard Kirk made earlier in the evening at a Denver marijuana dispensary, including a product called 'Karma Kandy Orange Ginger'. Above, a picture of a product with the same name being sold by a company called Gaia's Garden play

Under the influence: Police found a receipt for purchases 44-year-old Richard Kirk made earlier in the evening at a Denver marijuana dispensary, including a product called 'Karma Kandy Orange Ginger'. Above, a picture of a product with the same name being sold by a company called Gaia's Garden

 

The couple had three young sons, who were home at the time of the killing.

On the 911 call, Kristine Kirk said her husband was paranoid and hallucinating after eating pot candy he had purchased in one of Colorado's recreational marijuana stores. 

Dispatchers heard the woman beg her husband not to retrieve a gun from a safe. 

Then they heard a gunshot and the line went quiet.

The couple's marital and financial problems were escalating, and Kristine Kirk was covered by a $340,000 life insurance policy, Bisgard said. 

She had recently told friends she had grown afraid of her husband because they had been fighting so much.

Richard Kirk is scheduled to go on trial October 26.

H/T - DailyMail.co.uk

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