Christina Grimmie reportedly died with her arms stretched out to hug her killer, Kevin James Loibl, during her meet-and-greet after her Orlando concert. It’s just another sickening detail added to this heartbreaking story.
Kevin James Loibl, 27, shot and killed singer Christina Grimmie, 22, on June 10 during an Orlando meet-and-greet while she thought he was going in for a hug, according to an eyewitness at the murder scene. Christina reportedly greeted her killer with open arms before being fatally shot by the deranged fan.
Christina was outside the Plaza Live theatre in Orlando after her amazing show with Before You Exit, being a doll and signing autographs for fans. One of those fans, Destiny Rivera, 20, told Daily Mail that she was right behind Kevin in line to meet The Voice season six finalist at her merchandise table, and saw the ruthless murder happen.
“My back was to Christina but I kept turning to check on how long we had to meet her,” Destiny told Daily Mail. “The one guy in front of us was walking up to meet her. Her arms were open, waiting to greet him with a hug. Then there was a sound of three pops, like balloons. People had brought balloons to the show and the security guards were popping them so at first I thought it was that.”
“Then I saw the yellow barricade fall and the two people who had just met her started running away,” Destiny continued. “I saw Christina’s leg fall to the side on the ground like a dead weight. I didn’t see her face. I saw her brother jump over the merchandise table and then it was just a blur. I turned and started running, then I heard another pop.”
How absolutely horrifying! Kevin shot Christina and then turned the gun on himself. Christina’s brother, Mark, heroically tackled Kevin to the ground before he could shoot anyone else. Orlando police have found no known connection between Kevin and Christina, and believe that he was obsessed with The Voice season six finalist. He brought several weapons into the venue, and had plans to flee back to his hometown of St. Lucie, Florida, after killing Christina. May she rest in peace.
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