Man accused of killing wife and child in Denver’s airport says he was mentally ill, not suicidal
A Denver man accused of shooting his wife and two young children and leaving them to die on a plane in Denver has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Denver District Attorney’s Office said in a news release Wednesday that the charges were dropped on Friday.
It’s not clear whether the man who prosecutors say killed his wife, Kristina Boulanger, was able to enter a plea.
He is due back in court for a preliminary hearing next week.
Court records show the Denver County District Attorney is investigating the case as a murder.
Kristina Bousanger, 50, was pronounced dead by paramedics in the terminal at Denver International Airport on Sept. 23.
Police say they found her body on a stairwell outside her hotel room.
They say she had a gunshot wound to the chest.
The Denver Post reports that police have yet to determine whether she had been assaulted.
Investigators say the woman was known to have a history of mental illness.
She had recently been hospitalized after being diagnosed with a rare and severe form of schizophrenia.