Hus­band who killed mother of 6 had meth in his sys­tem

The Wichita Eagle - - News - BY TIM POTTER tpot­ter@wi­chi­taea­gle.com Tim Potter: 316-268-6684, @tim­pot­ter59

When Randy “Rocky” Gile shot his es­tranged wife, Kristin Flo­rio-Gile, four times on Oct. 6 af­ter chas­ing her along a Derby street, he had metham­phetamine in his sys­tem, ac­cord­ing to au­topsy re­ports.

Flo­rio-Gile — a 33-yearold mother of six young chil­dren — died from a gun­shot wound to the head but also suf­fered three other wounds.

Her four wounds, ac­cord­ing to the au­topsy: the fa­tal wound to her head, en­ter­ing at the bridge of her nose; a wound to her left lower back; a wound to her left but­tock; a wound to her left thigh.

Randy Gile, also 33, died from a self-in­flicted shot to his fore­head.

The Ea­gle ob­tained the au­topsy re­ports from Sedg­wick County of­fi­cials on Thurs­day.

A wit­ness saw Gile shoot him­self af­ter he shot his wife, ac­cord­ing to the au­topsy.

She was pro­nounced dead at 5:33 p.m., 14 min­utes af­ter he was pro­nounced dead, the re­ports say.

To some peo­ple close to Gile, it would come as no sur­prise that the au­topsy found meth and am­phet­a­mine in his blood: His older sis­ter, Sher­randa Gile, told The Ea­gle last month that she no­ticed her brother be­com­ing short-tem­pered and vi­o­lent about a year ago. She sus­pected he was us­ing meth. Her brother also “drank all the time,” she said. His au­topsy found no al­co­hol.

His sis­ter said she thought her brother’s sub­stance abuse led to the mur­der/sui­cide. A de­tec­tive told her par­ents that in­ves­ti­ga­tors found meth in his truck af­ter the shoot­ing.

Meth ad­dic­tion is driv­ing up the crime rate, lo­cal of­fi­cials say. And meth also was a fac­tor in an­other jolt­ing homi­cide: The man who killed Sedg­wick County sher­iff’s Deputy Robert Kunze in Septem­ber had meth in his sys­tem, an au­topsy showed.

In the do­mes­tic vi­o­lence case, the cou­ple had lived with their six chil­dren on a cul de sac near 53rd and Hy­draulic, in south Wi­chita.

On Sept. 15, three weeks be­fore Gile ran her off the road and shot and killed her on Oct. 6, she fled with their six chil­dren, ages 3 to 12, and called po­lice af­ter he al­legedly pointed a gun at her. Wi­chita po­lice ar­rested Gile and booked him into jail on sus­pi­cion of felony ag­gra­vated as­sault. Po­lice also seized three guns and am­mu­ni­tion, met with a pros­e­cu­tor and in­ter­viewed her and one of her chil­dren, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice time­line ob­tained by The Ea­gle.

He bonded out of jail within a day of his ar­rest. He had yet to be charged when the shoot­ing oc­curred.

In early Oc­to­ber, Wi­chita po­lice had an or­der to ar­rest him again for vi­o­lat­ing an or­der that he have no con­tact with his wife — if they could find him. He pos­si­bly could have been put back in jail af­ter Oct. 1 for vi­o­lat­ing a pro­tec­tive or­der she had ob­tained.

She and her chil­dren had moved in with her par­ents. He was sup­posed to stay away from them.

The shoot­ing oc­curred on the evening of Oct. 6, on a Satur­day, on a rolling stretch of road on the north­east side of Derby. He fol­lowed her af­ter she had gone to re­trieve bunk beds and clothes from the home from which she had fled.

She thought he was in jail af­ter vi­o­lat­ing the pro­tec­tive or­der, ac­cord­ing to her fam­ily.

The evening of the shoot­ing, he used a rental car to force her SUV into a spin and up against a barbed wire fence on 63rd Street about a mile east of Rock Road. He had chased her for a few miles, east from K-15.

As she drove her SUV be­tween Wi­chita and Derby, Gile chased her along 63rd. Her fa­ther had been driv­ing ahead of her.

In an Ea­gle ar­ti­cle, last month Rick Flo­rio re­counted the at­tack on him and his daugh­ter: “All of the sud­den, I heard, ‘pop­pop-pop-pop-pop.’” Gun­shots. He saw Gile pull be­side him — “and give me the most evil look I’ve ever seen.”

Rick Flo­rio’s truck had 13 bul­let holes, and he was wounded in his left side. “I think his in­ten­tion was to take me out first,” Rick Flo­rio said.

Once Rick Flo­rio saw Gile, he tried to keep his truck be­tween Gile’s rental car and his daugh­ter’s SUV. Rick Flo­rio rammed the rear of Gile’s car twice. But Gile man­aged to drive on in his sil­ver rental car and keep chas­ing Kristin Flo­rio-Gile as she fled in her black SUV. Some­how, she drove off ahead of her fa­ther as Gile chased her.

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