The man stabbed to death in a domestic incident on Madison’s South Side early Saturday morning had been the victim of a domestic dispute last winter involving the same suspect.
Gerald Moore, 52, of Madison, died of “homicidal sharp force injuries,” the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday.
Police say Moore was stabbed multiple times by his roommate, Ronald Redeaux, 27, in their apartment in the 1000 block of West Badger Road. Police were called to the scene at about 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The victim and suspect were in a “domestic relationship,” according to Police Chief Mike Koval.
Police have asked the District Attorney’s Office to charge Redeaux with first-degree intentional homicide.
Police found a trail of blood near the apartment building where the two lived, and the apartment in disarray.
A 911 call had been placed by someone who was out of breath, reporting an emergency.
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Redeaux was taken into custody on a probation hold at about 7 a.m. Saturday, after his family alerted police to his whereabouts.
It wasn’t the first time that Redeaux was involved in a domestic dispute with Moore. Police went to the apartment they shared on the North Side three times last December and eventually arrested Redeaux for punching Moore, resisting arrest and spitting at a police officer. At the time, Moore told police that Redeaux was under the influence of alcohol and suffering from an undiagnosed bipolar disorder.
Police witnessed Redeaux flip over a table in the apartment on the 2400 block of Monterey Drive and a criminal complaint described how he yelled profanities after he was told he was under arrest. More police officers were needed to help attach a spit hood and restraints onto a still-screaming Redeaux and they carried him from the second-floor apartment to a squad car. During the drive to jail, Redeaux continued to shout profanities and threats and kicked the door of the squad car until they arrived at the jail.
At the jail, Redeaux’s spit hood shifted as he was placed in a restraint chair and he spit on a police officer. His spit, mixed with blood, struck the front of the officer’s shirt and pants.
Last month, Redeaux pleaded guilty to domestic battery, resisting an officer and disorderly conduct charges stemming from the incident. As part of a plea deal, he had a felony charge of discharging bodily fluids at a public safety officer dismissed. Redeaux was sentenced to two years of probation by Dane County Circuit Judge Nicholas J. McNamara, according to online court records. A condition of his probation was to maintain absolute sobriety.