Chrystul Kiser a 19 year old Wisconsin teen is facing life in prison for killing Randy Volar an alleged sex abuser. Kizer claims that he started having sex with her when she was only 16. According to a report not only did Volar have sex with the teen but he also sold her out to other men as well. Kizer shot the alleged sex abuser twice in the head after she was drugged and was pinned down to the ground as Volar attempted to rape her. She then allegedly lit Volar’s body on fire in an attempt to hide the evidence, burning down his house as well. Kizer then drove Volar’s car off the property in an attempt to get away.
At a recent hearing Kiser admitted to Killing Randy Volar. Who according to the Washington Post, was out on bail after being accused of filming himself while abusing almost 12 other girls. Some of the girls were said to be as young as 12 years old. Back in June 2017 Kiser was charged with first degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, Operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent, Arson of building, Felony bail jumping and Possession of a firearm by a felon.
Kizer’s case may be considered as “affirmative defense”, laws that allow victims to be acquitted of crimes if proven that they committed them because they were being trafficked. Though a Milwaukee judge didn’t agree and overruled Kizer’s initial bid on December 9th. Kizer’s lawyer is currently working to appeal the rule. Prosecutors believe that the murder was intentional and in fact premeditated.
Chrystul Kizer’s case may come close to Cyntonia Brown-Long’s who is in full support of the teen after spending half her life in prison for killing the man who trafficked her for sex as well. This past Thursday Brown-Long penned an urgent op-ed in the Washington Post in full support of Chrystul Kizer. Brown-Long writes: “It is our responsibility to become stewards of a system that exists to serve, and not to subject. That responsibility involves looking past the emotions, digging into the details and committing ourselves to advocating for change that affects everyone—not just the names we know.”
Devore Taylor, Kizer’s mother has also started a GoFundMe in order to pay for visits, phone calls and Kizer’s basic needs while she’s in prison. The GoFundMe has recently hit a $10,000 goal. On Change.org there is a petition calling for all of Kizer’s charges to be dropped which has gained almost 80,000 signatures since Thursday.