Francesca M. 'Francie' Weber, 47
WI, Fitchburg, Dane Co.
May 16, 2009
Francie's murder has left her Children to continue on without their Mother in their lives
Francie was shot to death at her home by her former husband, Steven J. Weber, 49, five days after their divorce was finalized.
The homicide occurred in the parking lot of her apartment building. Steven Weber remained at large for three days after the homicide and was the subject of an extensive search by authorities. His body was found in the city park where he had shot and killed himself.
A criminal no-contact order was in place at the time of the homicide in conjunction with pending charges of strangulation and suffocation, child abuse, disarming a peace officer, and other charges related to assaults on Francie and one of her daughters. Steven Weber had made threats to kill Francie, both to her and to others. As a convicted felon, Steven Weber could not legally own or possess guns.