Keith Wiens, retired RCMP officer killed his wife, Lynn Kalmring, with a single shot to the head, as a result of a bet they had made while playing the Nintendo Wii back in August of 2011. He said that she had a knife and was attacking him.
He’s been awaiting trial for the past two years. It continued this week after a one-month break. On the witness stand Thursday, he spoke of how they would often make sexual bets while playing video games after having dinner and getting drunk. The night of the murder, he had lost the bet. He wasn’t in the mood to settle that bet though, and wanted to go to bed. He said that she kept insisting on sex while he was trying to sleep.
He woke up to Lynn assaulting him with punches. After some arguing, he told her to pack up and leave. That’s when “she snapped”, said Keith. She left the room and he armed himself with the gun in his bed-side table because he feared for his life. She re-entered the room with a knife in hand and charged at him. He reacted by shooting her in the head. He then called the police and turned himself in. While telling the story, it’s said that he was crying and seemed like he was still in shock. Keith said that this was the first major argument that the couple ever had.
Earlier in the week, a forensic pathologist testified he believed the knife found in Kalmring’s hand by police was placed there after her death, because she would have dropped it if she’d been holding it when she was shot. Dr. William Currie also testified that had the knife remained in her hand as she fell to the floor, it wouldn’t have been easily removed from her grasp, as a police officer testified it was.
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