Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Trevor Martin Death Investigation Continues
WSIL -- Friends and family wait for answers three months after a young Williamson County man was killed.
News 3 first told you about Trevor Martin's death this summer. Authorities say he was severely injured during a fight at home on Jefferson Street in Creal Springs on June 28. Martin, 22, died a few days later.
Officials are still saying very little about what happened and no charges have been filed. We're told the state's attorney's office is now reviewing the case.
But that isn't enough for family and friends of Martin, who live every day not knowing how or why he was killed.
"Some type of altercation had broke out and somehow he had got hit or hurt and due to the injuries, he had to be flown to St. Louis," explained Tonya Woodsum, a close friend of Martin.
Woodsum explains how the happiest day of his life quickly turned into the worst.
"That day, he had asked his girlfriend to marry him," she said. "Went to her job, proposed, she said yes, and that afternoon we were planning a wedding. And five days later we were planning a funeral."
Martin spent those days in the hospital before he died and even then, Woodsum says he was thinking of others. "That morning when he passed away, four people got his organs," she said.
Three months have now passed and family and friends say they're more concerned about finding answers than finding justice.
"I'm not saying that he's a saint and maybe he did something wrong or said something wrong, but that's still not an excuse to end up in the situation that we ended up in," she insisted.
And the void Martin leaves behind isn't the only burden on his loved ones. Woodsum says he didn't have insurance. "He was on life support, his brain function had to be monitored at all times," she said.
Woodsum hopes others will show the same kindness that Martin shared during his time here, while his loved ones wait to put the tragedy to rest.
"He was always giving, always wanting to help, you couldn't ask for a better friend," she added.
A benefit will be held this Saturday to help cover Martin's medical and funeral expenses. The night will start with a sloppy joe dinner at the Herrin Knights of Columbus Hall from 4-7 p.m. A dance, silent and live auctions, and 50/50 raffle will follow.
If you can't make it, you can donate to the Trevor Martin Memorial Fund at Legence Bank in Vienna.
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