RACINE, Wis. (WHBL) - Racine police are investigating the death of Circuit Court Judge Dennis Barry, who was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound yesterday morning. According to Racine police, his wife reported him missing and a search turned up his car in a park. The judge's body was found nearby. Racine County Medical Examiner Tom Terry says Barry died of a shotgun wound to the head, his body found partially in the water of a shallow creek which flows through the park. Barry was one of Racine County's most tenured judges, appointed to the bench in 1980 and re-elected just this spring, and was instrumental in reforming the state's juvenile justice laws.
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