Lantern Lit on 8/30/17-9/6/17 for Lesley Hill, 1 year old, of Milwaukee; and Thomas Selje, 64, of Pardeeville
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: “MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee woman is accused of child abuse. Investigators say her daughter died just days before her second birthday. Tiffany Payne allegedly texted her boyfriend she regretted ‘whooping’ her daughter. The text was sent after the girl had already died. Inside a Milwaukee apartment building at 79th and Hampton, a little girl allegedly spent her final moments. Sunday, August 13th paramedics arrived at this location and found Lesley Hill, lifeless -- and just days before what would have been her second birthday”…Read more
News Story: “PARDEEVILLE, Wis. (WMTV) – The man who was killed in a shooting with police has been identified by officials. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, Thomas Selje, age 64, was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say a deputy responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home located at 416 Vince Street and arrived to gunfire coming from the residence. The responding deputy ended up firing his gun, killing Selje”…Read more