Mother-of-six shot dead in murder-suicide by estranged husband who opened fire on her from a car
Kristin Leigh Gile had an order of protection against her estranged husband Randy Gile, whom she was in the process of divorcing
A mother-of-six from Kansas was brutally shot dead by her estranged husband in a horrific murder-suicide on Saturday. According to her family, she had an order of protection against her husband, who turned the gun on himself after killing his wife.
According to reports, 33-year-old Kristin Leigh Gile had gone with her father, Rick Florio, to get her children's clothes from the Derby home that she shared with her estranged husband Randy Dean Gile, also 33 years old.
Kristin had six children - Kayleigh 12, Jacob 11, Alivia 10, Jackson 7, Sophia 5, and Colton 3.
Kristin was getting things from the house under the belief that her husband was in jail after she had reported him to the police for threatening her. When they arrived at the house, they noticed a silver vehicle parked outside the house, but gave it no noticee as they didn't recognize it.
As per a GoFundMe page set up by Kristin's cousin, Randy reportedly rented a car and had been following Kristin around the entire day undetected. The cousin revealed that Randy started shooting at Kristin and her father. Fifty five-year-old Rick was hit three times on the side of his stomach (1 grazed, 1 puncture, and 1 metal piece), while Kristin managed to drive away from the scene.
But Randy managed to catch up to her SUV, side-swiping and forcing her vehicle to run off the road. He then shot Kristin in her stomach and killed her. According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, Randy then turned the gun on himself and shot himself.
Kristin's father Rick sustained minor injuries in the shooting. Kristin's friends and family have described her as a loving friend and mother. Her friend Amanda Smith told KWCH, "Confident, uplifting, strong, she would do anything for anybody at any given time. I don't think it would have mattered, she was the friend you wanted in your corner".
As per the 'GoFundMe' page, Kristin "had been trying desperately to get out of an abusive marriage and was under a protection from abuse (PFA) order. She had even spent a few months in a women's shelter. She had recently moved herself and her children into her parents (Rick and Lisa Florio) home and was undergoing an Emergency divorce".