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No Arrests Year After Man's Slaying Outside Apartment


NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It's been one year since David Martin was killed during a robbery outside his Nashville apartment.

Metro police still haven't made an arrest so Martin's family is hitting the streets to help police find the killer.

Martin's relatives said they won't rest until his murderer is behind bars.

"This is my son. He was murdered at his apartment down the road," said JoAnne Martin to a motorist.

She will not let you forget about the murder of her son. Neither will her husband.

"Hi.  May I give this to you?" Chris Martin said to another motorist. "Thank you."

Martin was robbed and killed last August. His family is marking the first anniversary of his death by hitting the streets with fliers and posters.

"We felt like we wanted to do something meaningful and we're hoping we can draw attention to this and especially in this community," JoAnne Martin.

"It just makes me nauseous to think that this stuff happens in the community, and that it goes unsolved and people forget about it," said Kate Reynolds, the victim's sister.

She stood at an intersection a few blocks from where the murder happened.  David Martin had just left work. He was with a friend. They were robbed outside of Martin's apartment in the Bavaria complex on Packard Drive.

Police said after the robbery he went inside his apartment to get a gun.

"David was, he probably wanted to catch that guy -- probably made him mad.  I want to get the guy," said JoAnne Martin.

The friend with David was not hurt. He told police David was shot when he opened the door and ordered the robber to stop.

"He said David was kind of like this when he opened the door, but the guy hit him right here.  It's like a lot of bad things happened in a row," she said pointing to her head.

Police have few leads, so the Martin family hopes they can to revive interest in the case.

"It's not the kind of thing you think of until it happens to you.  I happens to other people.  That's what you always hear," said Chris Martin

If anyone can help the Martin family find the person who killed David, call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Callers may remain anonymous.

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