Families Run to Remember Murdered Student

Families celebrate the activity Nahum Martinez enjoyed the most

By Ray Villeda
|  Monday, Apr 2, 2012  |  Updated 9:29 AM CDT
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Families Run To Remember Murdered Student

Picture of murder victim Nahum Martinez, an avid cross country runner.

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Families Run To Remember Murdered Student

Family, friends and teammates remember the Wylie East High School student, who was gunned down this weekend.
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A crowd of about 200 family, friends and teammates gathered outside of Wylie East High School Sunday night.

They gathered to remember 15-year-old  Nahum Martinez. Wylie police said Martinez was shot to death; his body found on the street on Linden Avenue.

Police believe they recovered the gun from a nearby field.

Two 14-year-old boys were arrested in connection with the death. Friends tell us the three may have been at a sleepover before the shooting happened.

His teammates remember Martinez as a positive, outgoing guy who loved to run. He was a part of the track and cross country teams.

Sunday evening, those who gathered ran the same route he would run during practice, running around the school campus.

“He would be proud to see how much people cared and loved him,” said Edwin Walker, a close friend of Martinez's.

Another friend, Grant Buley, said he’ll always think of Martinez when he runs at races; the two were at a meet just this past week.

“He was one of our family members , everyone on cross country team will definitely miss him,” said Buley.

His aunt said he dreamed of one day going to UT-Austin. She remembers his big heart.

“He was an angel. He come and touched too many lives,” Irma Perales said, as she choked back her tears.

Grief counselors will be at the school on Monday.

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