Man accused of killing Wisconsin judge dies in hospital

Douglas Uhde has been on life support since shooting himself Friday

The back of an ambulance displays the words "fire rescue ambulance."
Lights from ambulances and fire trucks illuminate vehicles with red light March 1, 2021, during the Light the Night Tribute at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

A man accused of killing a retired Wisconsin judge and who had a list in his vehicle that included prominent national political figures has died.

Authorities say 56-year-old Douglas Uhde shot former Juneau County Circuit Judge John Roemer in Roemer’s New Lisbon home on Friday before shooting himself. He was taken to a hospital and placed on life support.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice says Uhde was declared brain-dead on Saturday. His body was on life support until Tuesday to allow for organ donation.

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Roemer sentenced Uhde to six years in prison in a 2001 burglary case. Uhde had a list of potential targets that included Roemer, Wisconsin’s governor, Michigan’s governor and U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to an Associated Press source.