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Family of Ville Platte shooting victim seeking justice one year after her death

Posted: 4:46 PM, Apr 16, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-16 17:46:47-04

Next week, an Evangeline Parish family will mark one year since the shooting death of their loved one. Kathy Weston was shot and killed while walking to the store in 2017. 
     
Police say she was a bystander who was caught in crossfire. Police are looking for Robert Marquez Wilson who was indicted last week for second-degree murder.
     
His brother, Tiberrious Wilson, was originally considered a suspect. Tiberrious was arrested days after the shooting in April of 2017. He was released earlier this year in February. He will not be put on trial in Weston’s death. The Weston family is hoping an arrest will be made soon, so they can have closure.

Not a day goes by, they say, that the Weston family doesn’t think about their loved one and what they’re still working for in her memory. Even with new developments, the family is still frustrated with the investigation. 

"It’s discouraging," Weston’s aunt Hilda Abraham said. "It brings more pain." 

Records show Marquez Wilson was considered a suspect early in the investigation. According to the District Attorney, witness statements led his indictment. 

"We never had anyone murdered before in our family," Abraham said. "We have no justice yet. " 

A vigil and an march to end gun violence will be held for Weston April 23rd  at 8 a.m. It’ll start at the gravesite where Weston is buried at Ninth Baptist Church and end at the 500 block of Chataignier Road, where she was killed.