BAY MINETTE, Ala. (WKRG) – The family of the woman allegedly shot by her boyfriend last Friday speak out about the tragic event.
Candise Kleinatland was allegedly shot and killed by her boyfriend last Friday night after a domestic dispute. Now, Candi’s family and friends are left in shock and disbelief.
“I lost an amazing daughter — to a cold-blooded killer.”
That is how David Kleinatland described the death of his daughter when News 5 spoke with him and the rest of the family on Monday.
“She was a beautiful woman inside and out… all it takes is a thought and you just cry,” David said. Her family said she was cherished by many.
Candi leaves behind two children: 18-year-old Alyssa and 12-year-old Waylon.
Kendra Everett, Candi’s sister said, “I think that anybody that met her was very lucky and very blessed to have come in contact with her.”
Candi was an EMT with Baldwin County Medical Services, so helping others ran in her blood.
“Candi was a good loving soul,” David said. “She wanted to help everyone she came in contact with. She died a hero.”
David calls her a hero because her family says she took those fatal gunshots protecting Waylon from the blunder.
Although this tragedy for the Kleinatland family is unimaginable, they hope Candi’s story shows how far domestic violence can go if not stopped and possibly help those who are victims to get out of dangerous situations.
“Because of our tragic loss, don’t stay in it, get out of it,” David said. “Run as far as you can run. Let somebody know that you trust and get some help.”
The family has set up a GoFundMe to help with funeral expenses. You can find that link here.
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