Spa Owner: Slain Women Were 'Wonderful Mothers'
Posted at: 10/23/2012 4:38 PM
BROOKFIELD, Wis. (AP) - The owner of the Wisconsin spa where a gunman killed his wife and two other women remembers her employees as wonderful mothers who worked hard and made people happy.
Tami Gemmell told reporters Tuesday that her staff was heartbroken over the loss of their colleagues. She says buildings can be restored, but human loss is immeasurable. Gemmell owns Azana Spa and Salon in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield.
The estranged husband of 42-year-old Zina Haughton burst into the salon Sunday and opened fire before committing suicide. Haughton died, as did 35-year-old Cary L. Robuck of Racine and 38-year-old Maelyn M. Lind of Oconomowoc.
Haughton's husband had a history of domestic abuse. Gemmell says she hopes the attack opens a serious dialog about domestic violence.
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