Family asking for new leads on one year anniversary of Hermitage man's murder

Posted at 3:22 PM, Feb 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-06 22:14:38-05

HERMITAGE, Tenn. — The home of Marvin Hughes remains empty after he was murdered during a burglary at his home at Misty Cape Cove on February 12 2018.

His widow, Timaka, and their three sons have all moved in to live with her sister since the incident.

"I would like to know something as soon as possible. Like I said it has been a year, it would be a year next week on a 12th. I just want some closure," Timaka said.

Detectives believe a burglar entered their home through an unlocked door that morning when Hughes came home from work. The person took off with a pair of Air Jordans and Playstation console after the shooting. His 10-year-old niece found him inside the home later that afternoon.

"We would like for anyone who has information to come forward to speak out or let someone know about his case. He loved fixing cars, old school cars, up and on the side he use to sell hot dogs and things like that downtown," sister-in-law Towana Powell said.

Hughes' widow plans to drive to his hometown in Mississippi next week for a candlelight memorial.

NewsChannel5 is committed to help solving cold cases. If you were in the area on February 12, 2018, detectives want to hear from you.

You can call Metro's Crimestoppers with information and remain anonymous. The number is 615-74-CRIME. (27463)