Judge Restricts Asset Liquidation Of Fox Lake Murder Suspect

9/2/17 – A Fox Lake murder suspect will not be able to liquidate his assets. A Dodge County judge made that ruling yesterday in one of the civil trials against Laverne Ware Jr, who is accused of killing his girlfriend and cousin Sesalie Dixon in December. The wrongful death lawsuit addressed yesterday was filed by the victim’s husband, Shundale Dixon of South Carolina. Attorneys for the plaintiff asked the court to issue an order prohibiting Ware from divesting assets, real estate and personal property. In addition, the plaintiff asked that any money returned to Ware from his pending criminal case be held in trust in the clerk of courts office. Judge Brian Pfitzinger granted the motion with the exception of $150-thousand dollars for legal fees. Court documents indicate that Ware has at least $400-thousand dollars in liquid assets that he had received as an inheritance. Ware is due back in court on Thursday for a motion hearing on the criminal charges in advance of a two-week jury trial that is on the calendar next April. No dates have been set in any of the three civil matters. Dixon’s father Stanley Johnson filed a civil suit in December. On Thursday, a third lawsuit was filed against Ware by Dixon’s brother, Stanley Lewis of Madison. All three civil cases could be consolidated.