Wisconsin murder suspect rapped about murder, says report

(CNN) — A man who officials say carried out an attack at a Halloween parade in Wisconsin rapped about drug use, guns and murder, according to a report published Tuesday evening.

The Washington Post interviewed three people who said they have seen the man, Jeffrey William Spooner, 30, perform anti-white rap songs online.

According to the Post, Spooner posted messages on the Internet bragging about killing his parents, David and Carol Spooner.

Spooner is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting death of Tera Christine Hoffmann, a 53-year-old Waukesha woman, as she rode in the parade with her husband, son and grandson.

The woman’s husband and son were injured in the shooting but survived. Their grandson, Nicholas Daniel Hoffmann, was shot twice in the head and was found dead inside a bale of hay, according to prosecutors.

Last week, a Dane County judge ordered Spooner to undergo a mental competency evaluation and return to court on December 5 for an evidentiary hearing.

Dane County Medical Examiner Brian Peterson testified last week that the autopsy on Nicholas Hoffmann indicated that he “suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head, chest and back, which all led to his death.”

In a letter to his attorney, Waxaker wrote, “I will not rest until my family is spared such suffering,” according to WISN.

“I have never cared that much for a person,” he wrote. “How can I be the one to have caused such bad luck to all the people that I love?”

The Post report also said that Spooner gave an interview to anti-racism activist Ronda McKissick in 2016, when McKissick was a University of Wisconsin student. The Chicagoan and Spooner told McKissick that they didn’t approve of white people and talked about white supremacy.

Spooner told McKissick that he loved hip-hop, rapped about “drugs, guns, murder” and that “killing a white person was not a big deal for him,” the report said.

“You’re a murderer and a racist and f*** off,” McKissick told Spooner.

“I’ll take you up on that offer,” Spooner said, according to the Post.

Last week, McKissick posted a screen grab of that conversation on Twitter, writing, “I would go this far to say I identified & know Jeffrey Jeffrey Spooner.”

She also posted a link to a Facebook Live video of a talk she gave at the University of Wisconsin in 2015, titled “Racial and Sexual Violence: An Anti-Racist Academic Briefing.”

“It took me a while to realize how much he had the wherewithal to do something like that — given the kind of statements that he made on social media,” McKissick told WISC.

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