Lantern Lit on 8/11/17-8/18/17 for Martha and James Justice, both 39, of Pleasant Prairie; and Gerald F. Moore, 52, of Madison
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: “Pleasant Prairie Police have identified the two people who died of gunshot wounds Monday night as James H. Justice, 49, and his wife, Martha A Justice, 39. The two were found dead in their apartment in the 8600 block of 82nd Street about 10:20 p.m. Monday, following a report of an argument followed by gunshots. Officers forced their way into the apartment and found the couple in the bedroom. In a statement released Friday morning, police said the investigation led detectives to believe James Justice fatally wounded his wife before taking his own life”…Read more
News Story: “Officials identified the man who was stabbed and killed on Madison's south side Saturday morning. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office said 52-year-old Gerald F. Moore, of Madison, died as a result of ‘homicidal sharp force injuries.’ Officers responded around 5:30 a.m. to an apartment in the 1000 block of West Badger Road after receiving an urgent 911 call from what sounded like a man. Ronald E. Redeaux Jr., 27, of Madison, was arrested on a probation hold. Madison police expect to refer a charge of first-degree intentional homicide in Moore's death. Redeaux and Moore were in a domestic relationship, according to the report. Moore's cousin, Isaac McMillian, remembers him as someone who put family first. ‘He loved to cook, and he would give the shirt off his back and he was very family oriented,’ McMillian said”…Read more