MADISON, Wisconsin (AP) A man accused of shooting a retired Wisconsin judge and who had a list of prominent national political figures died Tuesday at a hospital, a state official said.
Douglas Uhde, 56, shot former judge John Roemer of the Juneau County Circuit on Friday at Roemer’s New Lisbon home before shooting himself, authorities said. He was taken to a hospital where he was on a ventilator.
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Wisconsin Department of Justice spokeswoman Gillian Drummond confirmed Uhde’s death.
Uhde had an extensive criminal record and a criminal record spanning at least two decades, including a case in which he was sentenced by Roemer to six years in prison for possession of a gun. He was released from his final prison term in April 2020.
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Police found 68-year-old Roemer tied to a chair with a zipper, an official told The Associated Press. The official was unable to publicly discuss the details of the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.
Uhde had a list of potential targets in his vehicle, including Roemer, the governor of Wisconsin, Tony Evers, the minority leader of the United States Senate, Mitch McConnell and the governor of Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, Whitmer’s office and the law enforcement source.
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