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Bloomington Woman Says She Shot And Killed Her Husband Cause She Feared For Her Life
Updated September 29, 2015 11:09 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(BLOOMINGTON) - The woman that murdered her husband Saturday afternoon told Monroe County Sheriff detectives she feared for her life.

Police arrested Taylor Roxann Kirby after she shot her husband Justin four times killing him after an argument at their home on San Juan Drive. The couple's two toddlers witnessed the murder.

An autopsy showed that one of the bullets that hit 26-year-old Justin Kirby entered his buttocks and exited from his scrotum, was fired from behind. Three bullets struck Kirby in the torso.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Taylor Kirby called 911 reporting she had shot her husband after he "came after" her.

When police arrived they found Justin Kirby dead on the ground outside of the couple's home. His wife was also outside and the couple's toddler son and daughter were playing near by.

Police found the murder weapon, a black .380 Ruger, lying on the kitchen counter.

Taylor Kirby was taken to the sheriff's department where she agreed to speak to police without a lawyer.

Taylor told police her husband had attacked her after she had discovered he was having an affair. She became afraid during the argument and locked herself in the bedroom. Justin then went into the living room.

Taylor then allegedly got the handgun which was stored in the bedroom, put it in her pocket and went into the dining room where she found Justin sitting.

"Kirby stated Justin raised his right hand in a clenched fist and came towards her," the detective stated in the court paper.

Taylor told police Justin was about six strides away from her when she fired the gun. She told police she couldn't remember how many times she pulled the trigger.

But police say Taylor's story doesn't match the physical evidence recovered at the home.

Taylor Kirby was arrested on a charge of murder and is being held without bond at the Monroe County Jail.

Her husband's funeral will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home in Bloomington.



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