As two suspects accused in the double homicide of a respected Wisconsin doctor and her husband sit in jail, there has been widespread speculation about the role one of the couple’s children may have played in the apparently senseless killings.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Khari Sanford, 18, has been accused of fatally shooting Dr. Beth Potter and Robin Carre, who were found in a ditch in arbroreum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 31. According to a criminal complaint obtained by CBS News, both victims were shot “execution-style” in the back of the head, likely the night before they were found. It is unclear exactly when both victims died. A jogger first came upon the bodies, and when emergency responders arrived, Dr. Potter was still clinging to life but was later pronounced dead at a hospital, according to multiple reports. Carre was pronounced dead at the scene, and was reportedly wearing only his underwear. Dr. Potter was wearing pajamas but no shoes.
Police have also arrested 18-year-old Ali’jah Larrue, Sanford’s suspected accomplice. According to the complaint obtained by CBS News, Larrue’s cell phone was traced to the university campus the night before the bodies were found, and a vehicle matching the description of Carre’s minivan was reportedly seen on campus surveillance footage, on the same path as the cell phone pings.
The criminal complaint also shows that Sanford was dating the daughter of the victims at the time of the killings. The young pair had reportedly been living at the family home, but Potter and Carre had arranged for them to move to a rental home because the pair was not practicing social distancing during the coronavirus outbreak, and Carre took medication that put her at additional risk. It appears that the daughter and her boyfriend-turned-murder suspect moved out of Potter and Carre’s home very shortly before the murders, perhaps on the same day.
As the CBS News report notes, the victims’ daughter told police that she and Sanford were at their rented home the entire night before the bodies were found.
CrimeOnline is working to independently verifiy the identity and age of the daughter believed to be dating the suspect, as the victims left behind three children. On a GoFundMe page dedicated to helping raise legal funds for one of the suspects, the campaign organizer, believed to be the suspect’s mother, said in a note on Thursday that Carre and Potter’s daughter had been arrested in connection to the double homicide.
Marc Lovicott, a spokesperson for the University of Wisconsin police, denied that any additional arrests had been made and said only two suspects were in custody, adding that investigators believe only those two individuals had direct involvement in the murders.
CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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