The former Wisconsin judge killed in a ‘targeted attack’ had sentenced the suspect to prison more than 15 years ago, court documents say – CNN
Douglas K. Uhde, 56, was in critical condition for four days before he died Tuesday. He was convicted of burglary-armed with a dangerous weapon, possession of a short-barreled shotgun/rifle, felony possession of a firearm, and a misdemeanor of carrying a concealed weapon in 2005.
Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul said the gunman targeted people in the judicial system, but investigators believe he also targeted other elected leaders and found a list in his vehicle.
The gunman shot and killed the judge, and also targeted Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell according to a source familiar with the investigation.
Zach Pohl, Whitmer’s deputy chief of staff, said her name appeared “on the Wisconsin gunman’s list”. Whitmer had blamed Trump for stirring anger over COVID-19 restrictions and refusing to condemn right-wing extremists.
Two shots were fired at a home in New Lisbon, Wisconsin, at 6:30 a.m. Friday, according to the Division of Criminal Investigation. The caller fled the scene, and law enforcement told him to surrender.
According to online court records, Uhde has a criminal history dating back to at least 2002, including armed burglary and firearms charges. He also brought a civil lawsuit against several law enforcement defendants in 2007.
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