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Timeline of events leading up to double murder


The Madison Police Department is investigating the apparent double homicide of two brothers, ages three and four. The following is a chronological summary of what they believed happened:

• At 2:06 p.m. Tuesday, the 22-year-old biological mother of the two children came to the MPD headquarters at the City County Building to report a domestic violence incident which had transpired between the current boyfriend and this complainant. The couple had been residing in a Moorland Road apartment, where the altercation had taken place between them the day before and involved a knife.

• At approximately 5:00 p.m. the mother returned to the Moorland Road apartment and made contact with the 25-year-old biological father of the two children they share in common. The mother learned that her boyfriend had made contact with the biological father at 1:24 p.m. Tuesday afternoon at his Lake Point Drive apartment, and took custody of the two children. The boyfriend indicated to the biological father he was taken them to the east side of Madison to meet with the mother's family members and to go "shoe shopping." It was not uncommon for this boyfriend to facilitate custody exchanges between the mother and father of these two children.

• At 5:47 p.m., the mother re-contacts the Madison Police Department and reports the children as missing and likely in the custody of her boyfriend. MPD officers interview the mother as to the possible whereabouts of the children. MPD officers also locate the father on Lake Point Drive and interview him as well.

• At approximately 8:00 p.m. the Madison Police Department made contact with the State Division of Criminal Investigation and the State Department of Corrections for assistance in locating the whereabouts of the boyfriend. The Department of Corrections issued an Apprehension Request at the boyfriend was currently on parole. Throughout the evening, various addresses were checked for the children.

• At 12:47 a.m., the boyfriend calls the Dane County 911 Center and advises he was in a vehicle, with another female, who had convinced him to "turn himself in." At 12:54 a.m. the boyfriend drove into the MPD's East District parking lot and was taken into custody.

The investigation is still ongoing. 

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