Competency evaluation granted for man who claimed God made him kill wife

Regan Gibbs (left) and Chad Marek (right).
Regan Gibbs (left) and Chad Marek (right).(University of Kansas/ Douglas Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: May. 25, 2022 at 2:47 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - The man who allegedly told Lawrence dispatchers that God made him kill his wife has been granted a competency evaluation.

Douglas County Deputy District Attorney Joshua Seiden told 13 NEWS that during a hearing on Wednesday, May 25, the defense counsel for Chad Marek, 26, of Lawrence, motioned for a competency evaluation.

Marek is accused of killing his wife, Regan Noelle Gibbs, 25, after he allegedly brutally beat her. Lawrence Police Chief Rich Lockhart said in a conference that Gibbs had been so severely injured during a domestic violence situation in the couple’s apartment that an autopsy was needed to find an official cause of death.

Marek also allegedly told dispatchers that God made him kill Gibbs.

Gibbs’ mother, Kristin Gibbs, said in a different conference that the family only met Marek once and that he “manipulated Regan through faith.”

Seiden said the motion for a competency evaluation was granted and Marek will face the evaluation, hopefully, before June 14.

The Deputy DA noted that another hearing for Marek has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on June 14 in hopes the evaluation can be completed and the report received by then.

Case of Chad Marek
Family of Regan Gibbs wants her to be remembered as nothing but thoughtful and selfless

The family of a KU Soccer player wants everyone to know the person Regan Gibbs was -- nothing but thoughtful and selfless.

Friends mourn death of former KU soccer player killed in Lawrence

Friends of a former University of Kansas soccer player who was killed in Lawrence are struggling to process that she is gone.

Lawrence man claims God told him to kill wife in Monday murder

A Lawrence woman was so severely injured in her apartment during a domestic violence situation on Monday night police said they will need an autopsy to determine which of her injuries had been fatal after her husband claimed God told him to kill her.

Lawrence man accused of killing former KU soccer player

The Lawrence Police Dept. has identified the woman killed Monday inside her apartment as a former goalie for the University of Kansas soccer team.

Lawrence murder victim’s mother says daughter was ‘manipulated through her faith’

The family of Regan Gibbs held a media conference Friday morning at the Lawrence Police Department.

Copyright 2022 WIBW. All rights reserved.