- Kevin James Loibl’s former co-workers said Loibl wanted to marry the singer
- They said Loibl claimed he met and played online games with Grimmie
- Loibl became enraged when told that Grimmie has a boyfriend
- Loibl shot and fatally wounded Grimmie on June 10
- He shot himself dead after Grimmie’s brother, Mark, tackled him to the ground
Kevin James Loibl, the man who killed Christina Grimmie was reportedly an obsessed fan who wanted to marry her.
Loibl’s former co-workers told TMZ that the 27-year-old killer would always listen to Grimmie’s music and vowed he would marry the 22-year-old singer someday.
In order to catch the eye of the “The Voice” alumna, Loibl got hair transplants and underwent Lasik eye surgery. He became a vegan just to lose weight.
Loibl went to one of Grimmie’s shows last March and said that he met her. He also claimed that he played online games with Grimmie.
The co-workers said Loibl became enraged when they teased him that he would never get what he wanted because Grimmie already has a boyfriend.
Loibl’s obsession turned him into a cold-blooded killer when he shot Grimmie on June 10 while she was busy doing autographs at The Plaza Live in Orlando, Florida.
Destiny Rivera, a fan of Grimmie, disclosed what happened during the shooting since she was lined behind Loibl; waiting to meet Grimmie for autograph signing.
Mail Online quoted Rivera as saying: “The one guy in front of us was walking up to meet her. Her arms were open, waiting to greet him with a hug.
Then there was a sound of three pops, like balloons. People had brought balloons to the show and the security guards were popping them so at first I thought it was that. Then I saw the yellow barricade fall and the two people who had just met her started running away.
I saw Christina’s leg fall to the side on the ground like a dead weight. I didn’t see her face.”
Loibl shot himself dead after Grimmie’s brother, Mark, tackled him to the ground.
Grimmie was laid to rest in a “simple, intimate” funeral on Thursday, June 16.