. . .The man’s family members and court records paint a troubled portrait of the suspect.
He was born in Chicago but lived in Madison, Wis., where he has amassed a long rap sheet. He was in prison in Wisconsin from 1996 to 2001 on a theft conviction and was in federal prison more recently on a gun conviction. In 2008, after serving his federal term, he was treated for marijuana addiction and worked at a bakery and in other temporary jobs, court records show.
Last year, he was arrested for battery after pushing Twanda Thompson against a van in a Wal-Mart parking lot on Sept. 25 in Madison. They were arguing over whether she should take the baby into the store or he should wait with the child, records show. Witnesses told police that he yelled, “What would you do if your woman was acting like this?”