The Tragic Case of Randall Willis

In March 2012, a chilling 911 call was made in Hillsborough County, Florida. The caller was 61-year-old Randall Willis, who reported that he had shot his terminally ill wife, Gilda. The reason he gave was heart-wrenching: he couldn't bear to see her suffer anymore.

The couple was facing an eviction the next day, and their financial situation was dire. Gilda was sick, and Randall's insurance had been canceled. The couple was on the brink of homelessness, and Gilda's illness was progressing. Randall, feeling cornered and desperate, made a decision that would change his life forever.

Randall shot and killed Gilda while she was sleeping, later telling the 911 operator, "I killed her... I was out of options." He was arrested shortly after the call and charged with second-degree murder.

The case sparked a wave of sympathy and debate on online forums and social media. Some people empathized with Randall's desperation, understanding his act as a tragic expression of love and mercy. Others, however, saw it as a cold-blooded crime, arguing that there were other options available, even in such dire circumstances. Randall died of natural causes while in prison awaiting trial on shooting charges. You can listen to his 911 call below.

Randall Willis 911 Call