Lawton mother of five found dead in home - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Lawton mother of five found dead in home

[Source KSWO] [Source KSWO]

LAWTON, OK (KSWO)- A Lawton woman who took care of a young mother was in shock and grieving Friday.

The mom of five was killed in an apparent home invasion Thursday morning.

Friday afternoon we learned Jamah Starks has been arrested for the murder of Shaquilla Martinez.

“She’s a beautiful angel now but she’s gone," said Julia Mantzke. "And I still can’t believe it I’m in shock.”

Shaqulla Martinez was 16 years old when Mantzke took her under her wing.

Mantzke said realizing she's gone is unreal.

”She has four little girls and a little boy and it just breaks my heart that she’s gone," said Mantzke.

Mantzke said losing Martinez this way is a nightmare.

She can’t image why anyone would want to do this to her.

”That’s what I keep going over in my mind," said Mantzke. "Why did this happen? Why to her? And what could’ve triggered it?"

Mantzke's family called Shaquilla Martinez “Key” and even got matching tattoos.

”There’s a lot of memories of with her you know and the time that I spent with her," said Mantzke. "And they just need to think of her children and pray for her family traveling down here."

Investigators are not speculating on a motive and they are not saying how Martinez knew Starks.

As soon as they release more information, we will have it for you on the 7 News app.

Copyright 2017 KSWO. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library

    The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library

    Saturday, April 21 2018 10:44 AM EDT2018-04-21 14:44:47 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:39:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Attendees arrive at St. Martin's Episcopal Church for a funeral service for former first lady Barbara Bush, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Houston.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

    Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

  • Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered

    Saturday, April 21 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-21 04:04:04 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:39:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). Mourners pause as former U.S. first lady Barbara Bush lies in repose during the visitation of former first lady Barbara Bush at St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Friday, April 20, 2018, in Houston.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

    As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady.

  • Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    Trump considering pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson

    Saturday, April 21 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-04-21 19:44:16 GMT
    Saturday, April 21 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-04-22 00:38:00 GMT
    Stallone, who starred in the 1976 boxing film "Rocky" and several sequels, is a supporter of the president and attended Trump's New Years' Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Source: CNN/Twitter)Stallone, who starred in the 1976 boxing film "Rocky" and several sequels, is a supporter of the president and attended Trump's New Years' Eve party at Mar-a-Lago in 2016. (Source: CNN/Twitter)

    President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his...

    President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his relationships.

Powered by Frankly