BROOKFIELD TRIPLE MURDER-SUICIDE: Zina Haughton was killed by her estranged husband Radcliffe Haughton Sunday during a shooting rampage at Azana Spa in Brookfield, WI. Also killed in the shooting spree were Cary Robuck, 35, and Maelyn Lind, 38. Zina Haughton had reportedly endured years of domestic abuse at the hands of her husband and was granted a restraining order on October 18. Radcliffe Haughton was accused of slashing her tires, pouring tomato juice all over her car, slashing her car tires and threatening to throw acid on her. Cary Robuck, who was from Racine, worked at the salon as a nail technician, while Maelyn Lind was from Oconomowoc.
Haughton, of Brown Deer, was charged with disorderly conduct last year after police officers responding to a 911 call saw Haughton point what appeared to be a gun at his wife, Zina, from a window at their home. Officers took cover, and a 90-minute standoff ensued.
Brown Deer police said Monday the standoff ended peacefully, and they were never able to confirm a gun was involved because Zina Haughton wouldn’t allow them into the couple’s home. The charge against Radcliffe Haughton was dropped when a police officer failed to appear in court.
According to court records, Zina Haughton told police when she called 911 that her husband had thrown her clothes and bedding into the yard and poured tomato juice on her car. Source
This begs the question of why this man, who was accused of domestic violence repeatedly, was allowed to get his hands on a gun? How many more women have to die before states take domestic violence more seriously?
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