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Martinez family member speaks about double slayings

Reported by: Marissa Mike

Reported by: Rob Munoz
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Updated: 4/27/2012 9:35 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) – Family of the victims of a horrific double homicide discovered April 16 are afraid to speak out publicly after the loss of their family members, but they have been gathering nearly every day outside the Martinez family home near Lake Mead and Rancho to pray.

They are devastated by the loss of Yadira Martinez and her 10 year-old daughter, Karla. The family is still looking for any sort of answer of why this brutal attack happened in the first place.

The father and patriarch of the family, Arturo Martinez, remains in a local hospital and is in and out of surgery. His injuries have still left him unable to speak with anyone, let alone with detectives who want to know what happened inside the home.

News 3's Marissa Mike spoke with a family member who doesn't want to be identified and told us why the family has stayed silent so far.

“We think it's best to keep our mouths tight-lipped as police do their investigation. We don’t want to put anyone's life in any kind of danger,” the family member said. “The children are … we don't know what they've been through. We just gotta make sure they're as healthy as they can possibly be from this point on.”

A car wash fundraiser for the Martinez family begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Real K-O Boxing Club, 3240 B Civic Center Drive, North Las Vegas.
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