RAYMORE, Mo. — The family of a man who was fatally stabbed Friday at a Raymore, Missouri, home believes his death could have been prevented.
Brian Kile, 44, leaves behind five children, his parents and four siblings.
"I'm angry and I'm hurt, really hurt," his daughter, 19-year-old Emilee Kile, said before pausing to cry.
According to the Cass County Sheriff's Office, deputies were called to a house in the 1000 block of North Jerry Street around 4:30 p.m. on Friday regarding a disturbance. The woman who dialed 911 said her estranged husband had broken into the house and was fighting with Kile.
"The officer came on the phone and told me who he was and said my son was gone, said he was stabbed," Brian's father, Ralph Kile, said before he also broke down in tears.
The Cass County Prosecutors Office charged John W. Adams on Saturday with first-degree murder.
His family said Kile had been dating and was in love with Adams' estranged wife.
"I mean they had been together for a while," said 21-year-old Angela Kile, Brian's oldest daughter. "She was a big part of his life."
The family knew the woman he was seeing had an ex who was behind bars.
"She had told me back in October that he was in jail," Brian's mother, Debby Kile, said.
Court records show Adams had been arrested four times in the past two years for assault, including three times for domestic assault against the woman Kile was dating.
Adams pleaded guilty on November 29 and was sentenced to seven years in prison, but a judge granted him five years' probation as part of a suspended imposition of sentence.
Just eight days after that guilty plea, Brian was dead.
"We want closure," Angela said. "We want to know why and what happened."
The grief-stricken family wants answers as they prepare to celebrate their first Christmas without Brian, especially an explanation for why Adams was not behind bars.
"To me, my son should still be alive, because (Adams) should've been still in jail," Debby said.
Kile's family has started a GoFundMe to help with his funeral expenses.