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Slain woman had feared violence by husband

MILWAUKEE -- A woman whose husband killed her and two others at the spa where she worked had said he threatened to throw acid in her face and jealously terrorized her "every waking moment," according to court documents.

Authorities say Radcliffe Franklin Haughton, 45, killed three women, including his wife, Zina Haughton, 42, and wounded four others Sunday before shooting himself.

The Waukesha County medical examiner's office identified the dead Monday as the Haughtons, Cary L. Robuck, 35, of Racine, and Maelyn M. Lind, 38, of Oconomowoc.

In a request for a restraining order filed Oct. 8, Zina Haughton said her husband was convinced she was cheating on him and that, aside from the acid threat, he also vowed to burn her and her family with gas. He said he would kill her if she ever left him or called the police, according to court papers obtained yesterday by The Associated Press.

Radcliffe Haughton was arrested earlier this month for slashing his wife's tires. She was granted a four-year restraining order Thursday, wunder which he was prohibited from owning a firearm.

A .40-caliber semiautomatic handgun was used in the attack Sunday in suburban Brookfield, said agent Tom Ahern, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

A spokeswoman at Froedtert Hospital said one of the four injured women has been released and a second was upgraded from critical to satisfactory condition. The other two remained in satisfactory condition.

The shootings triggered chaos in the commercial area around the spa. Believing Haughton had fled, police began a six-hour search that locked down a nearby mall, country club and hospital.

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