MILWAUKEE -- A group of local advocates for child abuse victims gathered to pay their respects to a three-month-old boy who was allegedly killed by his father last weekend.
The group is called "Guardians of the Children," and they held a vigil Friday, August 5th to honor the memory of Sean Flowers III.
The boy's father, Sean Flowers, has been charged with homicide in his death.
According to police, on July 30th Flowers allegedly waded into a pond near the Glenbrook Apartments with baby Sean, after getting into an argument with the boy's mother.
Bystanders yelled to try and get him to return the baby. One man even went in after him, but police say Flowers drowned his son.
Police were on scene and attempted life-saving measures, but they were unsuccessful in saving baby Sean.
The group holding Friday night's vigil says they're out because they want to spread awareness to the prevalence of child abuse.
"The main message I have to give to people is if you suspect child abuse to please report it and let the authorities decide if you're right or wrong," said a Guardians of the Children member.
If convicted on the charge, Sean Flowers faces up to life in prison. He made his initial appearance in court on Tuesday, August 2nd and bail was set at $1 million.
The Guardians of the Children tell FOX6 News they often act as a support team for victims of child abuse, at the request of their parents. They say they are currently looking after ten children.