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Victims of brutal April double homicide laid to rest

Reported by: Marissa Mike

Reported by: Rob Munoz
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Updated: 5/11/2012 4:19 pm
Yadira Martinez and her daughter, Karla, the victims of a brutal double homicide last month, are being laid to rest today. News 3’s Rob Munoz and Marissa Mike report from the funeral service near Lake Mead and Bruce.

LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- A grieving Las Vegas family said goodbye to Yadira Martinez and her 10-year-old daughter Karla. they were killed during a brutal attack one week after Easter.

Services were held today at Saint Christopher Church in North Las Vegas and saw an outpouring of support.

This was a tough day for the Martinez family but also their friends, even strangers, all had white ribbons bearing Yadira and Karla's name pinned to their clothes.

Everyone said goodbye to Yadira. who they described as such a loving mother and her daughter Karla who had a love for life, but sadly, their lives were cut too short.

News 3 did not bring a camera into the church today out of respect for the family.

Arturo Martinez, who lost his wife and daughter, was at the funeral. He was in the back of the church grieving wtih his two young sons.

Police say Yadira Martinez and her daughter were sexually assaulted and brutally killed inside thier home on robin streetback in April.

Arturo Martinez nearly died from his injuries in the attack.

Father Alberto Alzate, who presided over the services, asked funeral goers to pray for the path to forgiveness healing and peace.

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