One of the two suspects in the brutal double murder of a Wisconsin doctor and her husband was dating their daughter, and had been living in their home until days before the couple’s brutal murder.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Khari Sanford, 18, is accused of killing Dr. Beth Potter, 52, and her husband, 57-year-old Robin Carre, who were both found in an arboretum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus on March 31. Ali’jah Larrue, also 18, has been charged as an accomplice in the suspected double homicide.
According to a criminal complaint obtained by CBS News, Potter and Carre were shot execution-style in the back of the head, apparently the night before a jogger found them in a ditch in the early morning hours of March 31. Earlier reports stated that Potter was still alive at the time an emergency crew arrived, and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
New details revealed by the criminal complaint indicate that Potter and Carre may have been taken from their home. Potter was reportedly wearing socks and pajamas and no shoes; Carre was wearing only underwear. Surveillance footage showed that a minivan matching the description of Carre’s vehicle was seen in the area of the university campus before the deaths; and it traveled on a path that matched pings from Larrue’s cellphone, suggesting that the accomplice was in the vehicle.
#BREAKING on @OANN: UW Police Dept. announce the arrest of 18-year-old Khari Sanford, who is facing charges in connection with the murder of a Wisconsin couple whose bodies were found in a ditch at a local botanical garden on Tuesday. #OANN pic.twitter.com/O5rrosWxqx
— Adonis Albright (@AdonisAlbright) April 3, 2020
According to the report, Sanford had been dating Potter and Carre’s daughter and had been staying at their home. But in the days before their deaths, the parents had rented a separate apartment for the young couple, reportedly because the pair was not practicing social distancing guidelines during the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Potter reportedly took medication that put her at a higher risk for developing COVID-19 and serious complications.
The report indicated that Sanford and the victims’ daughter may have moved out shortly before the killings. A friend of Potter’s told police she had spoken to the victim on the phone hours before the attack, and Potter said that her daughter had said “You don’t talk to me” and “You don’t care about me” before moving out of the home. The daughter reportedly told police that both she and Sanford remained in their apartment the entire night before her parents were found dead.
There is no indication at this time that police plan to charge the daughter with any criminal wrongoing.
Both suspects are being held on $1 million bail.
Sanford attended his first court appearance via a Zoom meeting due to safety measures amid the coronavirus pandemic.
This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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