Man claimed God Told Him To Kill His Wife Who Was An Ex-College Soccer Player: Report

Source: GoFundMe; Douglas County Sheriff's Office

May 18 2022, Published 1:29 p.m. ET

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A former college soccer player was murdered in Kansas and now police have arrested her husband in connection to the crime.

The suspect also told investigators that God told him to kill his wife, police told local media.

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Around 7:30 p.m. on May 16, police in Lawrence, Kansas, responded to a home and found the victim “mortally wounded.”

The victim was identified as Regan Gibbs, 25, and she was pronounced dead at the scene. She had lived in Lawrence for about six months, police said. Gibbs was also once a member of the University of Kansas soccer team.

Her husband, Chad Joseph Marek, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder.

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Police said they believed domestic violence played a role in the alleged killing. Lawrence police Chief Rick Lockhart told WDAF that Marek was the one who called 911.


“He told us that God told him to do it,” Lockhart told WDAF. The chief did not offer further details about the incident.

Friends and family started a GoFundMe fundraiser in the wake of her death.

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“Regan was only 25, a beautiful, kindhearted girl who loved Jesus and people. She had a big heart for the homeless and hoped to go back to school to become a Physicians Assistant to do mission work,” the page read.

As of midday May 18, the page had raised about $14,000 of its $20,000 goal.


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