MADISON, Wis. (WITI) -- A second teenage suspect in the shooting deaths of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband near the Madison campus has been arrested, police said Saturday.
Police say Ali’jah Larrue, 18, was arrested on Friday night. Larrue was booked into jail on two counts of party to the crime of first-degree intentional homicide.
UW Police spokesman Marc Lovicott said Sunday that Larrue is an acquaintance of the other suspect, Khari Sanford, 18, who was arrested earlier Friday and booked on the same charges.
A jogger found the bodies of Dr. Beth Potter, 52, and her husband, Robin Carre, 57, last Tuesday, in a ditch at the university’s arboretum, a research and popular recreational area. Lovicott said the couple had been shot at the arboretum sometime overnight before their bodies were found, but that police were not ready to discuss a motive.
Police have said the couple was targeted and that Sanford was known to the victims’ family. The couple is survived by three children in their teens and 20s.