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Chloe Randolph’s killer sentenced in Henderson

Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 12:38 PM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - A Henderson man has been sentenced for the murder of his estranged wife.

Mohamud Abdikadir pleaded guilty and was sentenced Thursday afternoon to 20 years in prison.

Authorities say he admitted to killing 20-year old Chloe Randolph in 2019.

“20 years will never be enough for her death,” Kristie Randolph, the mother of the deceased said. “She didn’t deserve what she got that day. She was 20-years-old, she at that time had a nine-month-old son - he’s now three. She will miss out on all of his firsts.

“Unfortunately that’s what that sentence in Kentucky carries, and we’re just hoping that going forward we can change that for future victims.”

Her body was found in his apartment in a closet, and Abdikadir was later arrested in Arkansas.

“Two years and six months we’ve been waiting and waiting and waiting,” Jay Randolph said when asked about his daughter’s murder. “That’s a little too long for a murder trial. What happened today needed to happen for my family, for Chloe’s friends and for the community.”

Chloe’s parents have worked to make a change in domestic violence cases in the community.

They opened the Chloe Randolph Organization last year.

“We have learned so much since March 23, 2019,” Jay said. “Henderson had nothing, they didn’t have a victims’ advocacy, they didn’t have a shelter here, there was no transitional housing - there was nothing. We just couldn’t allow another family in the state of Kentucky to deal with that.”

Her family also pushed for the Chloe Randolph bill, which is now law in Kentucky.

It brings changes to Kentucky’s burial rights in cases where the spouse is a suspect in the death investigation.

Chloe’s mom spoke at Thursday’s hearing. She made powerful statements about her daughter and the person she was, and also Chloe’s three-year-old son.

Chloe Randolph.
Chloe Randolph.

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