LAS VEGAS -- Family members of the mother and daughter who were brutally murdered say the family was trying to live the American Dream.
Arturo Martinez's brother and sister sent a letter to the public and are now talking about the tragedy that has fallen on their family.
Arturo Martinez's brother, Bruno Martinez says he is reaching out to the community as his brother lies in a coma, and his two nephews try to figure out why this happened to their family.
"I am asking for help. This family has been destroyed in a really bad way," Bruno Martinez said.
Over the past two weeks, the community has come to learn of the Martinez family. Arturo and Ignacia "Yadira" met while in college in Puebla, Mexico. They eventually made it to the United States and started a family.
The brutal attack on the family left Yadira and the oldest child, 10-year-old Karla, dead. Bruno Martinez said Arturo idolized his daughter and wife.
"She cared about the kids, about my brother. She was supporting him. They worked together all the time. She was loving to him all the time," Martinez said.
He says his brother has always been a fighter and he believes he will pull through but he is concerned about the trauma the two boys have suffered. The oldest boy, a 9-year-old, was the one who alerted school officials that his mother and sister were dead. Another child, a 4-year-old was found unharmed in the house.
Funeral services are not yet been planned for Yadira or Karla. If you would like help the Martinez family with funeral and medical expenses, there is an account.
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