Attorney General Josh Kaul responds to murder of former judge John Roemer

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin's Attorney General Josh Kaul is responding to the murder of former Judge John Roemer who was killed inside his Juneau County home last week.

The suspected killer is 56-year-old Douglas Uhde who was also found inside the home with a self-inflicted gun shot wound. Kaul could not comment on much as the investigation is ongoing, but said Uhde remains in critical condition at the hospital.

Kaul is calling the murder of Judge John Roemer a "horrific crime."

"This is a targeted attack on a public official and a judge. It's not the only targeted attack we've seen," Kaul said.

Reports from a source close to the investigation say Uhde had a hit list with more public officials on it, including Governor Tony Evers. Kaul could not confirm the names of those individuals.

"We notified everyone who is believed to be a target. We believe that those individuals are not in any active danger," Kaul said.

Kaul said authorities also did not have any information on Judge Roemer prior to his death. But, Uhde did have a history with Roemer. He sentenced him back in 2005 for armed burglary.

"Everything we learned about this investigation has happened after," Kaul said.

The FBI and multiple other agencies are involved in the investigation.

"I think it's very important for elected officials to make sure the rhetoric is consistent with what they're facing and that while we may have differences of opinion on various issues and that we are speaking respectfully of each other," Kaul said.

Kaul said there is also no threat to the public. The investigation remains in the hands of the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

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