JUNEAU COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The State Department of Justice says the man accused of killing a former Juneau County judge, and who allegedly had a hit list has died. According to a DOJ statement, Douglas Uhde was declared brain-dead on Saturday morning; however, he remained on life support until this week so his organs could be donated.
The 56-year-old Uhde was accused of killing former judge John Roemer in his New Lisbon home Friday morning. Authorities found Uhde in the basement of Roemer’s home with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Investigators indicated Roemer’s killing was a targeted act and that Uhde allegedly had a hit list. That list included Governor Tony Evers, minority leader Mitch McConnell and Chippewa County businessman Dan Marcon.