Lantern Lit on 6/13/17-6/20/17 for Unnamed Girl, 16 Months, Green Bay; Teresa Wade, 24, of Milwaukee; Shakira Hicks, 35 of Milwaukee; Tamiya Dotson, Age 1, Milwaukee; Brian Baldwin, 23, of Kenosha and Anthony Kerrill, 23, of Waukegan, Illinois
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.
News Story: "Green Bay Police are calling it possibly the worst case of child abuse they've ever seen. A Brown County man has been booked on charges related to the death of a 16-month old girl in Green Bay. Police say the little girl was the victim of 'extreme' abuse. Juan J. Maravilla, 30, is facing charges of 1st Degree Reckless Homicide and Child Abuse - Intentionally Cause Harm"...Read more
Obituary: "Wade, Teresa Age 24. Alpha August 5, 1992 and Omega May 28, 2017. Beloved mother of baby Amari C. Gillum and loving daughter to Lori Toles. She is preceded in death by her father Earlie C. Wade"...Read more
News Story: "A woman drove into a vehicle driven by the girlfriend of her child's father before the girlfriend retrieved a gun and fatally shot her at a north side gas station, according to a criminal complaint.
Jasmin D. Troutman, 24, was charged Thursday with second-degree reckless homicide-use of a dangerous weapon in the death of Teresa L. Wade, 24, according to a criminal complaint and Milwaukee police.
Wade was shot about 5 p.m. Sunday at the Citgo station in the 4800 block of N. Teutonia Ave., according to police.
According to the complaint:
Troutman began dating the father of Wade's son in August, when Wade was still pregnant with the boy.
Wade was driving when she spotted Troutman driving the father's car and pulled behind her after Troutman pulled into the gas station.
Wade began to threaten Troutman before backing up and then driving into the passenger side of the other car.
Troutman then retrieved a gun from the car and fatally shot Wade, who drove off before losing consciousness several blocks away"...Read more
News Story: "MILWAUKEE -- A 35-year-old woman was the victim of a homicide that happened near Palmer and Concordia on Saturday night, June 3rd -- a home in the area set on fire. The victim, Shakira Hicks, allegedly died at the hands of her own brother.After setting the fire, police say the 30-year-old man turned himself in. As you might imagine, the family is heartbroken. A sister said Shakira Hicks struggled all of her life as a result of health issues, and she suffered even more during the last moments of her life.
'I'm broken. I'm torn apart. It's like my heart was ripped out my chest. My sister couldn't defend herself,' Malayka Pitts said.
Diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby, Shakira Hicks was wheelchair bound her entire life.
'Only one arm was mobile,' Pitts said.
Pitts said Hicks relied on family for help.
'She couldn't do nothing for herself,' Pitts said.
Pitts and her sister, Primrose Hibbler said on Saturday night, their brother, Nasif Hibbler was supposed to be taking care of Hicks.
'You locked her in the house. You set her on fire. You hurt her. Your sister. How could you do this to her?' Hibbler said.
Despite the suspect's past criminal history involving violence and drugs, the sisters said his alleged actions were unimaginable.
'No one thought that he would ever harm her in no type of way, so we don't know what was his state of mind was when he did that. She loved him and he loved her, so I don't know what triggered in his head to make it want to hurt her,' Hibbler said...
In tears and full of grief, they said their sister was full of life.
'She was a loveable person,' Hibbler said. 'She was always happy, wanted her family around. She liked the outdoors. She liked going outside,' Pitts said"...Read more
News Story: "A man accused of beating a 1-year-old girl to death on Sunday is being held on a 150,000 cash bond.21-year-old Tamio Shipman-Allen is also charged with abusing a 3-year-old.
He made his first court appearance Monday.
There are heartbreaking details in the criminal complaint indicating the children's mother and neighbor suspected abuse but no one stepped in to stop it.
Appearing in court Friday, Tamio Shipman-Allen sat with his head down. The victim's family watched, heartbroken...
Tamiya died at the scene, an autopsy showed she suffered broken ribs and massive internal injuries.
Her 3-year-old brother was taken to the hospital with bruises and internal injuries. Family says he's doing okay"...Read more
Obituary: "Brian Michael Baldwin, 23, of Kenosha passed away on June 7, 2017.
Born in Williamsburg, Va., on July 24, 1993.
He is the son of Glenn A. Baldwin and Mary A. Larson a native of Kenosha. Brian graduated from Tremper High School. He worked a couple jobs in his young life, but mostly the last eight months was with Amazon and before with Greskoviak Rentals for 2.5 years.
Brian was a wonderful young man, full of promise. A kind, truely chivalrous man filled with empathy and compassion. He had a passion and love for working on Honda Turbo powered cars, and the community of those like him with those same interests. He touched the lives of far more than he and surely even his family could have even imagined, but we arent surpized by that for we knew Brian was someone special. The outpouring and beautiful stories of his kindness, and silly goofy ways, and things he would do just to make someone's day brighter that are flooded across facebook give us moments of peace. He truely was one of 'The Good Guys' on this old earth"...Read more
News Story: "Police identified on Thursday, June 8th the victims of a double fatal shooting in Kenosha.The victims are 23-year-old Brian Baldwin of Kenosha and 23-year-old Anthony Kerrill of Waukegan, Illinois. Baldwin’s father told FOX6 News his son was killed in a murder-suicide...A firearm was located inside the home and secured by officers. Police said this case appears domestic violence related"...Read more