Those touched by domestic violence seek justice
They spoke of the tragic shootings that happened last Sunday at the Azana Spa in Brookfield and also about other cases in which someone lost their life due to domestic violence. Video by tmj4.comvideo
Law enforcement members arrive at Azana Salon and Spa, Brookfield, Wis. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012. Image by Katie N. Gardner
BROWN DEER, Wis. - Nearly one week after the shootings at the Azana Spa in Brookfield, a number of people - friends, family and those who never before met the victims - came together Saturday afternoon for a discussion on domestic violence at the Brown Deer Library.
That's because the shooter, Radcliffe Haughton, shot his estranged wife Zina at the salon after she had been granted an order of protection from him.
Sherry Scopp didn't know the Azana victims, but she was at the Brown Deer Library for the meeting, talking about her daughter, who was also murdered in an act of domestic violence.
Advocates say restraining orders, like the one ordered against the Azana shooter Radcliffe Haughton, can trigger violent acts.
Mark Hunter who works for the State office of Justice Assistance says women should file for orders of protection, but realize the danger in doing so, and prepare for it.
Today's TMJ4's Todd Hicks reports.