Lower bond denied for man accused of killing Madison doctor, husband

MADISON, Wis. — Khari Sanford, one of two men accused of killing a Madison doctor and her husband is having his request for a lower bond denied.

Sanford appeared in Dane County court Thursday morning for a bail hearing as his attorneys asked to amend the bond amount. Sanford is currently in the Dane County Jail on a $1 million cash bond.

Court records show the request to amend the bond was denied.

Sanford and 19-year-old Ali’jah Larrue have been charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide as a party to the crime in the deaths of Dr. Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre.

Larrue faces additional charges of felony murder and kidnapping as a party to a crime. Sanford was the boyfriend of the couple’s daughter.

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The couple was found shot to death in the University of Wisconsin Arboretum by a jogger on the morning of March 31, 2020. Prosecutors allege Larrue and Sanford kidnapped the couple from their home before driving them to the Arboretum and shooting them.

Data from Larrue’s cell phone showed he was near the site of the murders around the same time people in the area heard gunshots.

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The criminal complaint filed against the two alleges Potter and Carre had moved their daughter and Sanford into an Air BNB apartment prior to the murders, and were concerned the younger couple was not following coronavirus guidelines when they were in Potter and Carre’s home.

Cell phone records show Sanford was communicating with the couple’s daughter during the night of the murders. She has not been charged.

Sanford’s trial is scheduled to begin in mid-May of 2022. The trial was originally scheduled for October 2021, but was delayed when Sanford’s previous lawyers quit the case this past May.