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Wisconsin Judge Found Bound and Murdered in Own Home

HeadlineJun 06, 2022

A retired Wisconsin judge was fatally shot in his own home on Friday in a targeted attack by a man he once sentenced to jail. Judge John Roemer had served as a judge in the Juneau County Circuit Court from 2004 until 2017. He was found dead on Friday morning zip-tied to a chair. The gunman was found alive in the judge’s basement with a self-inflicted bullet wound. The gunman reportedly had a hit list that also included Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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