04-25-2008, 11:17 PM #1
IN - Liette Martinez, 22, brutally murdered, Fort Wayne, 18 April 2008
Liette "Lola" Martinez was a girl known to always wear a smile. Far from home, she wrote she missed her friends, her family and her dog.
"I just want to go home," she said.
She was a talented artist. She could make you feel her emotions with her words.
She was beautiful inside and out.
04-25-2008, 11:27 PM #2
Warning: I needed a box of Kleenex to read her myspace pages.
An interesting sidenote is that Chelsea Clinton was scheduled to speak on the Campus where Lola was killed.
Lola was found at 11:40 a.m., Chelsea went on as scheduled at 12:15 p/m. Although Lola had been bludgeoned and stabbed, (obviously a homicide) students were not notified of anything going on until after Chelsea's speech. They still attended classes and activities. After Chelsea's speech they were notified by e-mail there had been a death and it was being looked into.
At 3 p.m. classes were canceled. But scheduled activities went on.
I live in Indiana. All the news was about Chelsea's visit. Nothing on Friday about Lola's death.
Good thing the roommate's mom didn't have a gun as well as a knife and do more. The campus was open.
04-25-2008, 11:45 PM #3
For the love of God. I'm just sitting here shaking my head. Jolynna, am I reading right that the girls were in a dorm? What in the he*l was the mother doing living there for two weeks? She just snuffed out the life of a bright, and beautiful young lady. She was an only child. These poor, poor people. Senseless, senseless. Such talent as well. Man, just looking at that lady's picture makes me see red. Plus, she has a daughter who now what? I guess the nut didn't think about that either. Threw hot water in her face? Lousey B. Like stabbing the poor girl wasn't enough.
04-25-2008, 11:47 PM #4
What a stupid, stupid, loser beyotch of a woman.
04-26-2008, 12:00 AM #5
I bawled like a baby when I read her blogs. Especially over the part where she said she wanted children more than anything.
Lola's parents said they would welcome Morris' daughter to the services. They don't blame her for what her mother did.
I think the girls were temporarily helping the mom out. Who would be suspicious of someone's "mom"?
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04-26-2008, 12:12 AM #6
The girls were in an apartment dorm. There were 3 in that unit. (not counting the mother) Each had their own bedroom. But they shared a living space, bath, etc.
Same sex visits are restricted to 72 hours. No opposite sex overnighters.
But, it looks like the college has been flexible.
Another student (random gunshot) was murdered on the same campus two weeks ago.
This was REALLY downplayed around here. I think, after what happened at Virginia Tech, a murdered body in college housing is reason for strong alerts, a lockdown and classes to cease.
Nobody knew how far the mother might go. Or that she didn't have a gun. They didn't have a clue where she went until the next day. She was caught in Lola's car in Indianapolis.
04-26-2008, 12:35 AM #7Former Member
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That is SO sad. I hope she gets the death penalty.
I couldn't pull up the myspace link. It gave me an error message. My heart would probably break even more though....
04-26-2008, 12:47 AM #8
I have four daughters, one which roomed with college friends for four years and then someone she met through a Craig'sList ad.
What can I say. This is toooo sad. This woman is a sick individual.
Prayers to the victim's family and prayers to the perps family too.
Who knew she was so evil.
Sad, really, really sad.
PS...Oh, the Craig'sList thingy didn't work out so well. (First impressions aren't always correct!) She's on her own now, thank goodness! fran
04-26-2008, 12:57 AM #9
Me too at first...try this
Wonder if the cops are thinking they maybe should have tried harder to charge this woman with something before now???Above is my opinion only
04-26-2008, 11:42 AM #10Registered User
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i wonder when the media was notified by the university about lola's death. they may have waited until they covered such a great story (chelsea's visit) before this bombshell.
i wonder if the media's picked up wind of this.
and im shocked that cnn, foxnews and msnbc have all ignored this story. i havent found a single story on those 3 websites.
04-26-2008, 01:43 PM #11Registered User
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After reading about her parents (father in jail, mother an habitual violent criminal) I'm amazed Morris's daughter managed to make it to college. It appears the daughter was the one supporting her no-good mom, hopefully being rid of her nefarious presence will be a positive consequence to this otherwise very sad episode.
04-26-2008, 04:03 PM #12
I live in Indiana and except for Fort Wayne it isn't being covered here. My son lives in Ft. Wayne. He used to take classes at that college. He worked for the college part-time too.
But, it was not released in Fort Wayne, even to the students, that there had been a homicide on the campus until 3 p.m.
That was through e-mail.
The earlier e-mail at 1 p.m. just said there was a death. The earliest RUMORS were that it might have been suicide.
Where I live in Indiana, nada on the news about it.
04-26-2008, 05:03 PM #13
04-26-2008, 05:54 PM #14Former Member
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I hate to throw out the race card here but I believe the reason this story is getting little attention is because the victim is Hispanic and the cold-blooded murderer is black.
I also believe these tensions between blacks and latinos is very thick in some areas and by making this a huge story the press could cause some serious drama.
It is kinda like that Knoxville case where a white middle class couple were BOTH (the man and the woman) violently raped (is there any other kind of rape?) and tortured by a group of poor (financially and morally) African Americans. NO MEDIA at all in that case and for sure they killed that couple because they were white. UGH.
I worry about our country.
04-26-2008, 06:24 PM #15Registered User
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It appears some of you are wondering how a guest could live in a dorm w/o being discovered.
There are residential assistants (college kids) who live in each dorm. Gone are the days of an adult house mother, etc. (Just give a college kid reduced/free board.) Most of the residential assistants are not attuned to anything other than their own lives and have no real clue as to what's happening right under their own noses.
For the record #1...
Several years ago a young man my son knew well was kicked out of the dorm but allowed to attend classes because it was only 3 weeks from the end of the school year. Did he leave? Well, he turned in his keys; however, he slept in his own bed. Did his friends know? You can bet they did.
For the record #2...
My son lived in off-campus housing his senior year with two other guys. One of the guys was only supposed to live there for 2 trimesters because he was officially finished with school. However, he found a job and continued to live with the other two until the school year ended. Again, colleges have no clue who's staying where most nights.
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