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September 2014


Delafield woman sentenced to 20 years for role in murder


City of Delafield - A 21-year-old Delafield woman was sentenced to 20 years in prison this afternoon in Milwaukee County Circuit Court for her role in the murder of a college student, who was allegedly stabbed multiple times by her boyfriend last year. 

Tammi LaFave, 21, of 1452 Main St., received a sentence of 20 years in prison and five years extended supervision for helping her boyfriend Travis Zoellick, 20, kidnap UWM student Haroon Khan, 31, of Milwaukee.  Zoellick allegedly killed Khan in a wooded area near Watertown and then killed himself two days later. 

LaFave was Zoellick's girlfriend for about two weeks and went along with him to steal a car that Khan had up for sale, according to the criminal complaint.  LaFave accompanied Zoellick to the east side of Milwaukee to steal the car and dropped off Zoelick near Khan's residence. 

A short time later, Zoellick met with LaFave in Milwaukee.  LaFave then got into the Mitsubishi where Khan was also a passenger.  Zoellick then pointed a gun at Khan and took some zip ties from LaFave, in order to tie up Khan.  LaFave then got out of the car, the complaint said. Zoellick drove to Watertown where he walked Khan into a wooded area and stabbed him several times, the complaint said. 

LaFave was aware of what was going to occur in the woods but did not alert police, according to the complaint.   

Amid a courtroom packed with Khan's family and her own family also present, LaFave expressed her remorse for the events. 

"I am so, so deeply sorry for what has happened," LaFave said.  "I feel like I was taken in by this man who I thought was right for me." 


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