The main suspect in the murder of a University of Wisconsin doctor and her husband dated the couple’s daughter and had moved in with the family, DailyMail.com has learned exclusively.
Khari Sanford was a schoolmate of their daughter Mimi Carre and had been romantically involved with her, sources said.
A source said he had recently moved into the couple’s $ 600,000 home a few blocks from the campus. “They had taken him in,” the source said.
Last year, Sanford enrolled at Madison West High School, near where the pair has lived since 2004, and was listed as the recipient of the school’s football team. Previously, he had lived on the city̵
Dailymail.com may reveal that suspect Khari Sanford, 18, was with the couple’s daughter Mimi Carre and had moved in with the family
Police have said the couple was targeted and that Sanford was known to the victim’s family
Police say Dr. Beth Potter, 52, and her husband Robin Carre, 57, were the victims of a “calculated, cold-blooded and meaningless murder.” They said the couple was targeted.
A jogger discovered the couple’s bodies in a ditch at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum on Tuesday last week. They had both been shot. Carre was dead at the scene and Potter was transferred to the hospital where she died.
Khari Sanford was arrested earlier Friday and police earlier said he was “known to the family” and it was “not a random act”
The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said they died of “homicide-related trauma.”
Sanford, 18, was arrested late Thursday. The following night, a friend of his, Ali’jah Larrue, 18, was also arrested.
Both have been charged with two counts of being a party to first degree intentional murder.
They are being held in the Dane County Jail and are expected to appear before a judge on Tuesday. They face life in prison if convicted. The police have not released a motive for the murder.
Police would not comment on Sanford’s relationship with Mimi. “All we can say right now is that he had a connection to the family,” University of Wisconsin Police spokesman Marc Lovicott told DailyMail.com.
Carre and Potter had three children, Jonah, Ezra and Mimi. Everyone is in their late teens or early 20s.
Lovicott had previously told the Associated Press: “We are convinced that these are the two guys.”
Sanford was charged with felony theft last year while living in the Madison suburb of Middleton.
Sanford was charged with felony theft last year while living in the Madison suburb of Middleton
Dr. Potter worked at the Wingra Family Medical Center, run by the UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine and the Community Health and Access Community Health Center, and Carre Mr. Carre led a Madison youth soccer club
A criminal complaint said that while his foster parents were in Africa, he disabled the home’s security camera and stole their car. Several days later he was found asleep in the vehicle.
“He was upset with his foster parents when he took the car,” police say. He accepted responsibility for the theft and was taken into a deferred prosecution program. One of Sanford’s foster parents – who asked not to be identified – told the local ABC affiliate WKOW that she had no role in the decision to allow Sanford to remain in the community instead of facing jail.
She declined the comment when asked if she agreed to the decision.
While still in the deferred prosecution program, Sanford posted a picture of himself holding a gun on his Facebook page.
In another post last year, he wrote: “We will change this world, because it is time to let our diversity and youth shine on all oppressive systems and rebuild our democracy.”
In other posts he wrote: “In the past I was a wild child that I had to calm down.” And “… come from nothing.”
A jogger found the bodies of the man and his wife last Tuesday in a ditch at the university’s arboretum, a research and popular recreation area. Picture: Police at the place where the couple’s bodies were found
The murders of Potter, an employee and head of staff health care at the university, and Carre, an education consultant who was also a well-regarded football coach, have shocked the university faculty. Students are not currently on campus because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A second teenage suspect Ali’jah Larrue (left), 18, was arrested for the double murder
“Words cannot express our grief … Our grief is enormous,” Dr. William Schwab, professor and interim chair of the University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Schwab published on the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health website.
He described Potter as “wise, warm and always supportive.”
“There are so many in our department whose lives have been affected by Beth; her loss will weigh heavily on us,” Schwab added.
The university said that Potter “advocated initiatives aimed at promoting health care colleagues in her health care.”
“She devoted her career to the health of families, women and underserved communities, as well as the education of medical students and residents.
Carre led the Regent Soccer Club in Madison. A note on his website said he was “a friend, mentor, coach and face in our club for a long time.”
Police spokesman Lovicott said that “really good police work and help from our community” led police to the suspects.