Tuesday, January 1, 2013
For their courage and strength they have shown all of us as they deal with the tragic event that unfolded at their home in October.
Courage. They displayed in the horrific moments of that morning, when gunfire rang out, bullets hurdled past then and death was near. They showed it in front of the throng of media during the hours, days and weeks afterward and as they comforted each other through this unimaginable ordeal and mind-bending sadness. They mustered it when they reopened their place of work, telling the world that love and compassion and not fear nor hate conquers all. Courage. If anyone, anywhere ever needs an example of it, they can find it in this strong and close group of hair stylists, nail technicians, massage therapists and estheticians. As a result, we at the Brookfield Patch has named the family of Azana Salon and Spa the people of the year for …
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.
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.
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- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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 …