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Gov. Walker calls for tougher domestic violence laws


MILWAUKEE (WKOW) – Gov. Scott Walker said Wisconsin needs to tighten its domestic violence laws.

This statement comes one week after a deadly Brookfield spa shooting.

On NBC'S "Meet the Press," Walker said the state didn't do enough on the local level to enforce domestic violence laws.  Walker also added the state didn't do enough to stand up for victims.

Walker did not say what he wants changed, but he did say efforts to make the laws stronger need to come from local, state and federal levels.

Last Sunday, Radcliffe Haugton shot seven women at the Azana Salon and Spa.  Three died, including his estranged wife, Zina, before Haugton killed himself.  Haugton wounded four other women in the shooting.

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, police were called to the couple's home 20 times over the past decade and seven of them were for possible domestic violence.  Police never made an arrest.

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