Today's TMJ4 is citing sources as saying Radcliffe Haughton told the cab driver who drove him to the spa Sunday that he planned to kill his wife.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Just days after a Brown Deer man opened fire at the Azana Salon & Spa, Waukesha college students hold a vigil in the victim's memories.
Carroll University held a candlelight vigil Wednesday night to remember the victims of the Azana Salon & Spa shooting. Eight children lost their mothers in Sunday's mass shooting at the spa: Zina Haughton's two daughters, Cary Robuck's two daughters and Maelyn Lind's daughter and three sons. All three mothers worked at the spa, with Robuck and Lind holding down other jobs as well to make ends meet with their spouses or partners. The women lost their lives and four other women — three Azana employees and one customer — were injured in Sunday's mass shooting by Haughton's estranged husband, Radcliffe Haughton.
Friends of Cary Robuck's daughter are putting together a fundraiser, which is now being supported by the Racine County Sheriff's Department and they are hoping the community will show its support.
A number of friends are rallying around Cary Robuck’s family as they cope with the gruesome reality of her death by holding a fundraiser in her honor. Robuck was the 35-year-old mother of Horlick High School cheerleader Mariah Sturm, and she was very close with her boyfriend’s daughter Kira Scheffler, who is also a cheerleader. Cary was killed when Radcliffe Haughton, 45, opened fire Sunday morning at the Azana Salon in Brookfield. Thomas Stark, a senior at Horlick High School, Mariah Sturm, and Kira are friends. Stark started planning the fundraiser shortly after the news of Robuck’s death. Robuck’s family has asked that their friends not speak to the media for now. However, Fiona Murphy, said Stark has the support from Robuck’s family …
New court testimony shows that Zina Haughton finally had had enough and pressed for domestic abuse related charges and a restraining order, after years of police contacts and no prosecutions. Days later, she and coworkers were dead.
Abused by her husband "on and off" for 20 years, 42-year-old Zina Haughton could endure no more, court records indicate. After failing to press for charges against her husband Radcliffe despite at least a half-dozen police contacts, Haughton recently summoned the courage to tell him she wanted a divorce. And after two back-to-back police incidents within 48 hours — fleeing to a hotel with a bruised face as reported by 620wtmj.com and having her tires slashed at her workplace Azana Salon and Spa, she got even more courageous: she penned a statement publicly accusing her husband of domestic abuse and asked a court for a restraining order barring him from having any contact with her. "I don't want to die, I just don't want to die," Zina …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Family of Maelyn Lind share their memories of spa employee who was described as a "hero" for her actions on that tragic day.
“I wish I could have been in her place.” Those were the words Tuesday evening of Maelyn Lind’s choked-up father, Keith Hanson, after Maelyn’s family held a news conference to commemorate her memory. Hanson said that the tragedy – Maelyn was one of three women who died in the Azana Salon & Spa shooting Sunday in Brookfield - had made him initially question his faith. Then, he realized, “she had to do what she did. She did what was right. God was calling her at this time. She went straight to heaven.” What Maelyn did was save the daughter of Zina Haughton, who was the shooter’s main target. But that was just like Maelyn, 38, family members said. She was a woman always willing to help others, and she loved children. Maelyn Lind’s 19-year-old …
Monday, October 22, 2012
Radcliffe Haughton, 45, killed himself after fatally shooting three people and injuring four women Sunday morning.
What was supposed to be a peaceful, relaxing day at Azana Salon & Spa in Brookfield turned into a nightmare Sunday morning when 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton, of Brown Deer, killed three women in the salon where his estranged wife worked before taking his own life. A registered nurse, Betty Brunner, was about to have her hair done by Haughton’s wife, Zina Haughton, when the shooter walked into the spa. Brunner told Newsradio 620 WTMJ that Zina Haughton distracted the man, telling him to calm down, so others could get away from Haughton. But Haughton grabbed Zina Haughton by the shoulders, dragged her toward the pedicure area and opened fire, Brunner told the radio station. The Waukesha County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the …
Radcliffe Haughton was charged with disorderly conduct domestic abuse for the January 2011 incident. Charges were dropped, but the complaint alleged he aimed a gun at his wife during a 90-minute standoff in Brown Deer.
Updated 2:45 p.m. Monday with information from Zina Haughton's petition for a restraining order against her husband and killer, Radcliffe Haughton: The man police say fatally shot his wife and two coworkers at a Brookfield spa was involved a police standoff involving his wife in 2011 and more recently, his wife said he threatened to throw acid in her face and jealously terrorized her "every waking moment," according to court documents. Radcliffe F. Haughton on Sunday killed his wife Zina, 42, of Brown Deer, and two of her coworkers at Azana Salon & Spa: Cary L. Robuck, 35, of Racine and Maelyn M. Lind, 38, of Oconomowoc, authorities said Monday. Four other women were injured; three were stable and one remained in critical condition. An Oct…
Sunday, October 21, 2012
A gunman opened fire in the Azana Salon, injuring four people and leaving four dead, including himself.
A Sunday morning shooting at the Azana Salon left four wounded and three dead. The gunman was identified as Radcliffe Haughton and the incident is believed to be related an on-going domestic violence case between Haughton and an employee of the salon. The three deceased victims have not yet been identified, but Patch has learned that the four women injured in the attack will survive. Police continue to investigate the incident, and Patch will update the story as more details become available.
Details of shooting suspect begin to emerge as Patch obtains interview with Haughton's father in Florida.
The father of Brookfield shooting suspect Radcliffe Haughton told Patch Sunday afternoon that his son was in the local car business and that he "put his wife on a pedestal." But the father—named Radcliffe Haughton Sr.—acknowledged the marriage had problems. He said that his son was a Jamaica native who moved to Milwaukee as an adult. "I'm his father," his dad told Patch from his home in Florida before his son's body was discovered inside the spa Sunday afternoon. "My son is a good person. I can't tell you what I think happened. My son loved his wife, and he put his wife on a pedestal, and he cared about her. He raised her daughter which he accepts as his stepdaughter, and they have one child together. She is now 13." The younger Haughton …
Radcliffe Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer is the suspect in Sunday's shooting at Azana Spa in Brookfield.
Radcliffe Haughton, 45, of Brown Deer is the suspect in the October 21 shooting at Azana Spa in Brookfield. Haughton was found dead inside the spa of self-inflicted wounds, police said. Estranged Husband Patch has learned the man wanted by police is apparently the estranged husband of one of the hair stylists at the spa. A spa employee told Patch the hair stylist has been having problems since she left her husband. The man is believed to have slashed car tires in the parking lot of the spa and the business recently put up signs on most of its doors warning employees to keep them locked at all times. The employee who spoke to Patch said the woman's estranged husband was out of work and his wife was working every day to bring in money to pay…