Lantern Lit on 12/21/16-12/28/16 for Anthony Sanders of Milwaukee and James Bacon of Cameron
Lantern Project: Since October 2013, Hope House has joined with other domestic violence programs around the state by implementing the Lantern Project. For our part in this statewide project, we added to the lamppost in front of Hope House a purple wreath. We will turn on the light for a week every time there is a death related to domestic violence in Wisconsin. We will post information online about the person(s) that was killed. If you drive by our building and see our lamppost on, please reflect on the deadly impact that domestic violence has on our communities. We know the list of stories we post here is incomplete. We strive to learn about and share these stories but know that there are some that we and the media miss. If you see a news story of a death in WI related to domestic violence and don't see it posted here, please feel free to let us know about it here. Thank you.
We are unaware of an obituary for Anthony Sanders at this time. If we become aware of one, we will post it here.
News Story: "A Milwaukee woman was charged with killing her half-brother, Anthony Sanders, on December 10. Aquino Boyd was charged with second degree reckless homicide. According to the criminal complaint, Boyd told police her and Tony were drinking vodka the night of his death. Her and Tony argued and he yelled at her to leave the apartment. He grabbed her wrist, and she allegedly told police she remembered hitting Tony in the left side of the head with a vodka bottle. According to the criminal complaint, Aquino allegedly told police she didn’t intend to kill him. She then ran to the neighbor and told them to call 911 because Tony was not breathing. CBS 58 viewers might remember Anthony Sanders from a special Christmas party held last year. It was hosted by folks who adopted a homeless person and secured a hotel stay for them over the holiday. Anthony was the life of the party with Reindeer ears and a bright green shirt. He was never one to feel sorry for himself. He wanted to make sure everybody was having a good time. The following month, CBS 58 cameras were rolling when Anthony was evicted from his makeshift living quarters under a bridge in downtown Milwaukee. Even then Anthony thought of others, saying he just hoped others would not face his same fate. In recent months, Anthony had secured housing"...Read more
Obituary: "James T. Bacon, age 49, of Cameron, WI died Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Cameron. Jim was born on February 14, 1967 in Appleton, WI to Robert and Betty Bacon. He attended Southwest High School in Green Bay, WI and entered the United States Army and was honorably discharged. Jim was married to Lisa Monson on May 22, 2002 in Sturgeon Bay, WI. He liked to hike, kayak, and fish, builds things and participated in survivalist activities"...Read more
News Story: "A rural Cameron man apparently killed himself after a standoff with Barron County authorities on Thursday. James Bacon, 49, died during the incident east of Cameron, according to the Barron County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called to a motor home at 4:43 p.m. after a complaint from Bacon’s wife, who said she was held against her will by her husband, who had a handgun, for several hours Wednesday night. Deputies responded to 2165 U.S. 8 where Bacon informed officers by phone that he had a handgun and was not going to go to jail. He also made threats to blow up the motor home he had been staying in"...Read more
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