Men charged in deaths of Madison couple bound over for further proceedings

MADISON (WKOW) -- The two men charged in connection with deaths of a Madison couple have been bound over for further proceedings following a court hearing Thursday morning.

Khari Sanford, 18, is charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, use of a dangerous weapon, party to a crime.

Ali'jah J. Larrue, 18, Larrue has been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, party to a crime.

The judge found probable cause that a crime had been committed. A court commissioner earlier ordered $1 million bond for both men.

Beth E. Potter, 52, and her husband, Robin L. Carre, 57, were discovered March 31 by a passing jogger after police say they were shot in the UW Arboretum.

Potter was a professor in the UW Health Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and the medical director of Employee Health Services.

The two men are suspected of taking the couple from their home before fatally shooting them in the UW-Arboretum.

According to testimony in a court by Peter Grimyser, a detective with the UW Police Department, Sanford is the boyfriend of the couple's daughter, and was living with the family.

According to a criminal complaint filed earlier, a friend of Beth Potter's told investigators that Beth Potter told her the couple moved her daughter and Sanford out of their house because they weren't following their social distancing rules due to concerns about the coronavirus.

The couple's daughter told investigators that she and Sanford were at their residence the night of the killings, but surveillance video showed their vehicle near the Arboretum.

Investigators also said the daughter and Sanford talked about how they could get money, and that her parents were "rich," according to the complaint.

Later, investigators learned that Larrue may have been with Sanford and used the GPS data from his phone to track his movements the night of the killings.

According to Larrue's phone data, from approximately 9:40 p.m. until 10:40 p.m. GPS data showed multiple driving’s-by on Rowley Avenue in the area the home of Beth Potter and Robin Carre.

Then, at approximately 10:57 PM Larrue’s phone’s GPS plots near the intersection of North Wingra Drive and Vilas Park Drive near the entrance to the Arboretum.

During a court hearing Tuesday, the state said this was a "burglary that turned into a kidnapping and then a homicide" and argued for a $1 million bail. Defense lawyers for Sanford said he was in the middle of his senior year of high school and waiting for colleges to get back to him on admission.

The daughter has not been charged in the case.

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