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Family Honors June 15th Shooting Victim

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LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Relying on God to get through a tragedy, the family of Chanda Martin gathered at Pinewood Park this afternoon to remember the mother of two.

 "She would just brighten up everyone's life. Always smiling, laughing, and caring." - Angela Lilly

Longview police say Martin, and 36-year-old Kim Rayson, were shot and killed by Isaiah Roberts on June 15th. It happened at this house on the 300 block of Thelma Street.  Roberts allegedly drove from Tyler to Longview, shot Rayson on the front lawn then went inside and shot Martin. Police say Roberts was Martin's ex boyfriend  and became jealous of her new relationship.  

"Why did this have to happen? He doesn't have her, we don't have her, and now his freedom is gone." - Lilly

After the shooting, police say Roberts lead law enforcement on a high-speed chase all the way into Tyler.  

Today's family get-together was  to help turn the page for the Martin family.  

"Tomorrow is not promised. If you have family, friends, loved ones  show them that you love them today." - Lilly

Lilly says Martin and Rayson will forever be missed.


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