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Wisconsin spa shooting: Suspect's wife identified among the dead

Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer, is seen in this police handout photo.

October 22, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Waukesha County Medical Examiner confirmed Monday the wife of the suspected gunman in the Wisconsin spa shooting was among those killed Sunday.

The women were identified as Cary L. Robuck, 35, of Racine, Maelyn M. Lind, 38, of Oconomowoc and Zina Haughton, 42, of Brown Deer. Zina Haughton was the wife of the suspected gunman, Radcliffe Franklin Haughton.

Authorities say Radcliffe Haughton killed the three women and wounded four others before turning the gun on himself Sunday at the spa where his wife worked.

This comes as court documents obtained Monday revealed that the suspect had threatened his wife. In an Oct. 8 request for a restraining order, Zina Haughton said her husband threatened her because he was convinced she was cheating on him. She also said he threatened to throw acid in her face and vowed to burn her and her family with gas. He also threatened to kill her if she ever left him or called the police.

"His threats terrorize my every waking moment," she said in the request, which was granted Thursday. The restraining order was set to last for four years and prohibited Radcliffe Haughton from owning a firearm.

Radcliffe Haughton had a history of domestic violence. He was arrested earlier this month for slashing his wife's tires. Police also responded to the Haughton home last year after Zina Haughton called 911, saying her enraged husband had thrown her clothes and bedding into the yard and doused her vehicle with tomato juice. Radcliffe Haughton was charged with disorderly conduct, but the charge was later dismissed because a witness failed to appear in court.

Sunday's shooting happened at the Azana Salon & Day Spa near the Brookfield Square Mall at about 11 a.m. CT. The four people wounded were taken to a hospital and expected to survive. The lone gunman was found dead inside the spa of a self-inflicted gunshot, authorities said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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