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“Common law husband” shoots and kills partner with a crossbow

A man in his 50s was killed in a domestic-violence related homicide.

John Likeness was killed on December 30th 2018 after an alleged domestic violence incident. Likeness who was in his early fifties lived in Menomonie, Wisconsin and was allegedly shot in the chest with a crossbow and died from his injury.

The Anti-Violence Project reports that his alleged killer was Likeness’ “common law husband”, although some reports are calling him a “roommate” Richard W Seehaver took the shot before slitting his throat with a butcher’s knife to “put him out of his misery” according to the Star Tribune.

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Seehaver is currently in custody and charged with first-degree intentional homicide, domestic abuse being a repeat criminal offender and illegal use of a dangerous weapon according to the Anti-Violence Project.

His bond has been set at $200,000 – $500,000 and is due back in court on the 28th Feb 2019.

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John Likeness was a veteran, who served his country for 10 years until 1993 after becoming disabled while in the military.

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His niece, Carrie Likeness said, “John was proud to have served our country and although a disabled veteran, he spent this last year embracing independence while exploring the U.S. by railway,”

 

 

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