Lantern Memorial 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 memorial 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 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.
Obituary: "Serenity Amethyst Rose, 11 months, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Serenity was born on Dec. 15, 2013, in Kenosha. She is the beautiful daughter of April Lampy. Serenity was a bright and smart child. She loved being around her family. Serenity was best known for her gorgeous eyes and beautiful hair.
Serenity is survived by her loving mom, April Lampy; her loving grandparents, Wendy K. (Daniel A.) Smith of Kenosha and Leroy Lampy of Ohio; her great grandparents, Robert (Victoria) Goins of Henderson, Nev., and Jerome (Regina) Kallenberger, her uncle Thomas "TJ" Lampy of Celina, Oh., her aunt Emilie Rose Lampy of Van Wert, Oh., her great uncles Paul Kallenberger of Celina, Oh., Todd Goins of Celina, Oh., and Andy Goins of Reno Nev., and her great aunts Bobbie Kay Goins of Coldwater, Oh., and Katie Collins of Celina. Serenity will be deeply missed by all her family. She is preceded in death by her great grandma Jane Kallenberger and her great grandparents Mark and Sharon Lampy."
News Story on NY Daily News: "A Wisconsin man who was repeatedly described by police as a 'monster' has been charged with first-degree murder in the ghastly killing of his 11-month-old daughter, authorities said.
Russell Lamar Rose Jr. repeatedly slammed little Serenity into a Kenosha sidewalk, at times raising his hands over his head, according to police.
Rose, 34, had gone on a seething rampage Tuesday while arguing with the child’s mother, police said, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Officers were so repelled by what they found after answering an emergency call, the Kenosha Police Department posted the graphic criminal complaint on its Facebook page. First responders performed CPR on the battered and disfigured baby, but she was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Her skull had been fractured several times.
Her mother told police Rose had choked her, kicked her down the stairs and tackled her as she tried to run away with the baby.
During the violent rampage, Rose screamed at her to shut up the crying child and threatened to kill them both, the woman told police.
'Do you want to live or die?' he shouted at her, she said. 'If you want to live, shut the f--- up.'
He screamed for Serenity to stop crying, saying she would be next, the mom said.
At some point, the mother was able to scoop up Serenity and bolt out the front door, the complaint said.
But Rose ran after her and knocked her to the ground, she said, and she tried 'not to fall on Serenity,' police said.
Rose jumped on top of the woman and began punching and choking her, the court document said.
A neighbor who heard screaming and a baby crying came out his home and confronted Rose.
The neighbor heard a 'thud' and the crying stopped, he told police, and as he ran toward Rose he heard two more thuds.
The man 'knew then that the thuds he heard were from the male slamming the baby on the ground,' the complaint says.
Rose managed to escape and ran into a nearby apartment. He told police he had a stick of dynamite. After setting the apartment on fire, he turned himself in to officers outside.
He was treated for non-life-threatening burns."