BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) – Officials say one of the people killed in yesterday’s shootings at a Wisconsin spa was the estranged wife of the suspected gunman. Authorities say Radcliffe Franklin Haughton killed three women, including his 42-year-old wife, Zina Haughton, and wounded four others at the suburban Milwaukee spa where she worked before turning the gun on himself.
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.
In a separate police report, she said the couple was in the process of getting a divorce and “we are always arguing.”
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 was prohibited from owning a firearm.