Man kills 3, wounds 4 in Wisconsin spa attackBROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman whose husband is suspected in a fatal spa shooting said he threatened to throw acid in her face and jealously terrorized her “every waking moment,” according to court documents.
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman whose husband is suspected in a fatal spa shooting said he threatened to throw acid in her face and jealously terrorized her “every waking moment,” according to court documents.
Authorities say Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, killed three women, wounded four more, and then turned the gun on himself Sunday at the suburban Milwaukee spa where his wife worked. Police haven't said if Zina Haughton, 42, was among those killed or wounded.
In a written request for a restraining order filed Oct. 8, Zina Haughton said her husband was convinced she was cheating on him and that aside from the acid threat he also vowed to burn her and her family with gas. He said he would kill her if she ever left him or called the police, according to the court papers obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
“His threats terrorize my every waking moment,” she wrote.
Haughton was arrested earlier this month for slashing his wife's tires; she was granted a four-year restraining order on Thursday.
Under the order, Haughton, of Brown Deer, was prohibited from owning a firearm.
Police responded last year to reports of domestic violence at the Haughton home. 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.
Brookfield Police Chief Dan Tushaus said he wasn't aware of a motive in Sunday's shooting, but that investigators weren't looking for anyone else.
“I can tell you we're not seeking additional suspects,” he said at a news conference Sunday evening. “The community can feel safe.”
A .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun was used in the attack, said agent Tom Ahern, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.