New evidence is being reviewed in a Kenosha, Wisconsin case where a teenager has been accused of shooting and killing a man, then burning down his house.
Chrystul Kizer was arrested for the June 5th, 2018 shooting death of Randall Volar III, at the time she was 17 years old. Kiser then set fire to his house at 7732 14th Ave. Kizer is alleged to have stolen his car after shooting him and later abandoning it in Milwaukee, which is what lead Kenosha Police to her, according to Kenosha News.
As facts continue to come out in this case, detectives learned that Volar, 34, paid for an Uber driver to have Kizer brought to his home.
The police were already quite familiar with Volar, having already searched his home, seizing all computers and electronic data from the house, because Volar was under investigation for child trafficking.
Among materials police discovered were images of Kizer.
“Throughout that investigation, explicit videos and photos of multiple females were discovered. To this date, a number of those females have not been identified,” according to a state filing in response to the defense motion.
Around a dozen advocates for child and human trafficking attended court in support of Kizer, some wearing red armbands.
Kizer’s case is very similar to Cyntoia Brown from Tennessee who was convicted of murdering a man who bought her for sex as a 16-year-old sex trafficking victim. Brown spent over 15 years in prison until she was pardoned and released in January after the governor of Tennessee granted her clemency.
Refinery29 compared the two cases in January in a piece titled “If You Care About Cyntoia Brown, You Should Know Chrystul Kizer’s Name”:
Kenosha News reported:
“Defense attorneys questioned the timing of that information, noting that the interview was conducted on Oct. 25 but wasn’t written until Jan. 18. It was filed with the court on Jan. 22.
“The court is aware that there has been increased community interest in this case, and community members have voiced their opinions about whether records should be provided to the defense. The disclosure of Ms. Kizer’s October interview took three months, and comes at a time when public interest in this case, and the records about Mr. Volar’s sexual abuse, is growing,” defense attorneys wrote.
They argued the report did not affect their argument that they were entitled to the evidence from the Volar investigation.
Wilk said he believed the defense was entitled to the material he had reviewed, and said he would take 45 days to review additional material from the Volar investigation that he received this week. The two sides will return to court for a status conference April 5.”