One of two men convicted in the killing of a Wisconsin doctor and her husband in the school’s arboretum was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole Wednesday.
In March of 2020 Khari Sanford kidnapped 52 year old Dr. Beth Potter and her husband 57 year old Robin Carre at gunpoint from their Madison home.
He took them to the University of Wisconsin arboretum and fatally shot them both in the head.
It was stated that before the shooting 21 year old Sanford was dating the couples girlfriend and residing at the couples home. An argument regarding Covid-19 caused the couple to argue and prompted the parents to rent an apartment for their daughter and Sanford.
Before Judge Ellen Berz sentenced Sanford she stated, “the world was a better place” with Potter and Carre in it. She said Sanford’s action showed premeditation, and that the murders were a “calculated homicide.”
Ali’jah Larrue who was also an accomplice in the murder plead guilty to two counts of felony murder as a party to a crime. He was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 10 years of extended supervision.
As part of his parole conditions he is not allowed to have any contact with Potter or Carre’s family, and he is not allowed to have contact with Sanford. He is also not allowed to possess a weapon and must be involved full-time with work, school or a treatment program.