A Kansas man who called COVID-19 vaccines the “spirit of Antichrist” has been accused of 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 25-year-old Regan Gibbs, who was found dead in her home Monday night, according to the Lawrence Police Department.
The cause of death for Gibbs, who was a Jayhawks goalie from 2015 to 2018, has not been released.
“Regan was only 25 years old, a beautiful and kind girl who loved Jesus and people. She had a big heart for the homeless and she hoped to go back to school to become a medical assistant to do missionary work,” she wrote to her family on GoFundMe to raise money for funeral expenses.
“Regan had a beautiful soul and was loved by everyone who knew her. She leaves behind her mother and four younger sisters of hers who are heartbroken over this tragic loss.”
The couple married in late November, according to Gibbs’ Facebook.
Marek called 911 himself, Lawrence Police Chief Rich Lockhart told the Journal-World, confessing to killing Gibbs because “God told him to.”
Marek was arrested at the scene and is being held on $1 million bond. He has prior convictions for assault, interference with emergency medical teams, and interference with law enforcement.
“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 “she was a tremendous teammate and a young woman, and she touched a lot of her during her time in Kansas. Regan will always be remembered for the impact she had both on and off the field.”