BROOKFIELD, Wisc (WSAU) Maelyn Lind died as a hero in last Sunday’s spa shootings in Brookfield. Police said the 38-year-old Lind was trying to protect the 20-year-old daughter of Zina Haughton, the estranged wife of gunman Radcliffe Haughton. At a news conference last night, Lind’s father Keith Hanson said he wasn’t surprised that his daughter died so somebody else could be saved.
Lind ran her own salon – but her father said she never steered business away from the Azana Salon-and-Spa where the shootings occurred last Sunday. Hanson said his daughter’s salon is quote, “like my little chapel right now.” He said his daughter did many kind-and-generous things – like working three jobs to support her family, and driving across Wisconsin to help a friend in trouble.
Zina Haughton and 35-year-old Cary Robuck of Racine were also killed before the gunman took his own life. Robuck’s funeral will be held Friday in Racine.
Four other women were wounded. Three remain hospitalized, all in satisfactory condition.