Woman Allegedly Attacked by Boyfriend Now Brain-Dead
Bukurim Miftari will be charged with first-degree murder
ANCHORAGE - Kristen Reid, the 30-year-old woman who was found bleeding and nearly naked in a ditch earlier this week, has officially been declared brain-dead.
Meanwhile her boyfriend, 21-year-old Bukurim Miftari is currently charged with attempted murder. But that charge is expected to be upgraded.
It was an emotional afternoon for Kristen Reid’s family.
They say she was declared brain dead not even an hour before Miftari was arraigned on several felony charges, including assault, kidnapping and tampering with evidence.
21-year old Bukurim Miftari is accused with attempted murder, and made a brief appearance in jail court – just long enough for the judge to set his bail.
That’s where they ran into Miftari, Reid’s ex-boyfriend.
The two women then left and went back to B.W.'s apartment, where BW told police Miftari drove up in a dark SUV, and demanded, at gunpoint, to see Reid.
Reid left and was found four hours later in a ditch near the Bush Company, nearly naked with a bullet in her neck.
Reid’s father says there are no words to describe the loss of someone so precious.
“She was awesome,” said Ken Malay, Reid’s father. “She was an awesome person. She loved life, loved Alaska. She would give you the shirt off of her back; she did it many times. We didn’t always get along together, but we loved each other.
Reid has four children: three girls and a boy, ages three to 13.
Her family has set up an account for her kids at Wells Fargo under the name Kristen Malay Reid.