A Kansas man who called COVID-19 vaccines the “spirit of Antichrist” has been charged with murdering his wife, a former University of Kansas football player, because God created him.
Chad Joseph Marek, 26, has been charged with the first-degree murder of Regan Gibbs, 25, who was found dead in their home Monday night, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
No cause of death has been released for Gibbs, who served as the Jayhawks’ goaltender from 2015 to 2018.
“Regan was only 25, a beautiful girl with a kind heart who loved Jesus and people. She had a big heart for the homeless and hoped to go back to school to become a medical assistant to do missionary work,” her family wrote on a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral expenses.
“Regan had a precious soul and she was loved by all who knew her. She leaves behind her mother and four younger sisters who are heartbroken at this tragic loss.
The couple tied the knot in late November, according to Gibbs’ Facebook.
Marek called 911 himself, Lawrence Police Chief Rich Lockhart told the Journal-World, and confessed to killing Gibbs because “God told him to.”
Marek was arrested at the scene and is being held on $1 million bond. He has previous convictions for assault and battery, interfering with emergency medical teams and interfering with law enforcement.
Online Marek denounced COVID-19 vaccines and the “LGBTQ agenda,” according to the Journal-World.
“Our football program is heartbroken to learn of the tragic loss of Regan,” Kansas head coach Mark Francis said in a statement Tuesday night. “She was a wonderful teammate and young woman, and she touched so many during her time in Kansas. Regan will always be remembered for the impact she had on and off the pitch.