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.
Obituary: "Tyvitta was a Granddaughter, Daughter, Mother. Tyvitta lived life positively; her favorite saying was 'Do what makes you happy, life is short.' Her ability to see the positives was incredible because of the diversity she experienced in her early childhood. Tyvitta had an infectious smile and had a huge heart for helping others in their time of need. She loved people, but her greatest love was for her son, James Tyzeree. He was her life, the apple of her eye, and her hero. She put all of who she was into little James and was so proud of how intelligent he was. Not only was she raising a son and working, but she was also attending MATC. Because of her desire to help others, Tyvitta was considering Counseling as a career. She had an entrepreneur desire, like that which runs on her dad’s side, and she was seeking to start her own restaurant or even a cook wagon. Tyvitta also loved to Travel to different places with her family. Despite her life of diversity she was an overcomer and rose up to elevate others. She became a very strong, beautiful, independent woman, mother, daughter, and friend of many. Someone with a heart larger than any could imagine. What a wonderful woman she became and was growing into"...Read more
News Story: "Prosecutors say Hutchins, 49, shot Tyvitta Dischler, 26, twice in the head before burning her body — and that their son witnessed the killing.Hutchins was charged Sunday with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Dischler and with felony child abuse in connection with allegedly hitting their son with a gun.
According to the complaint:
Hutchins dropped his son off at his aunt's house last Wednesday, telling her 'I got to go.' His aunt noticed the child had large bruises on his head, and the boy said his parents had been fighting"...Read more