Two suspects arrested after Wisconsin doctor and husband were 'targeted' and killed, police say

Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Snow clings to trees in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.
Snow clings to trees in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.

MILWAUKEE - Two suspects have been arrested in the double homicide of a University of Wisconsin doctor and her husband.

Ali’jah J. Larrue, 18, was taken into custody Friday evening and booked into the Dane County Jail on two counts of party to a crime of first-degree intentional homicide. Early Friday, UWPD arrested Khari Sanford, 18, who also was charged with two counts of party to a crime of first degree intentional homicide.

About 6:30 a.m. March 31, a passerby who was jogging through the UW Arboretum came upon Beth Potter and Robin Carre lying in a ditch. Carre was pronounced dead at the scene and Potter was transported to a hospital, where she later died.

Police have said they believe the couple were targeted.

In a video briefing, University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Chief Kristen Roman did not detail exactly where, when or how the homicide may have unfolded. But she did repeat investigators’ belief that the killings were not a random act. She said Sanford is known to the Potter-Carre family.

“It was calculated, cold-blooded and senseless,” she said.

Potter, 52, was an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UW Medical School and the medical director of employee health services for UW Health.

Carre, 57, was an educational consultant who helped students in the college admissions process, according to his LinkedIn page. He is a former professor at Viterbo University.

Contributing: Elliot Hughes, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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