Former Judge Killed After Sentencing Suspect To Jail

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.

For more information on this story, consider the following news outlets listed below.

  1. The former Wisconsin judge killed in a ‘targeted attack’ had sentenced the suspect to prison more than 15 years ago, court documents say  CNN
  2. Retired Wisconsin judge killed in targeted attack  CBS Evening News
  3. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, Mitch McConnell on Wisconsin gunman’s list  MLive.com
  4. Community grieving the death of former Judge John Roemer following murder  TMJ4 News
  5. Retired judge and Hamline law graduate murdered in Wisconsin  KARE11.com
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