Divorce lawyer convicted in slaying of his stepdaughter’s husband

Criminal Justice

Divorce lawyer convicted in slaying of his stepdaughter’s husband

Jan 2, 2014, 07:15 pm CST

A California divorce lawyer has been convicted in Arizona of second-degree murder in the slaying of his stepdaughter’s husband three years ago.

Attorney Robert Douglas Fischer was accused of shooting to death Norman “Lee” Radder in his Queen Creek, Ariz., home, then staging the scene as a suicide and calling 911 at about 5 a.m. on Dec. 30, 2010, according to the Navel Gazing page of the OC Weekly and the Orange County Register.

After the Maricopa County coroner ruled the death a homicide, the Orange County practitioner was charged with second-degree murder and extradited to Arizona last year. He was convicted Dec. 19 and, the OC Weekly says, could get 16 years when he is sentenced in June.

Fischer worked as a police officer before retiring and becoming a family law practitioner.

Additional coverage:

Navel Gazing (OC Weekly, May 2012): “Robert Douglas Fischer Held for Murder of Stepdaughter’s Husband Norman “Lee” Radder”

Valley Fever (Phoenix New Times, May 2012): “Robert Fischer, California Divorce Lawyer, Charged in 2010 Queen Creek Murder”

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