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A&M-Commerce mourns loss of student this week

By Staff Reports
On October 30, 2010


COMMERCE (KETR) - The Texas A&M University-Commerce flag was at half-staff Thursday, in memory of 24-year-old Kayla Roberts, who was the victim of a shooting that occurred Monday in Lamar County.

Funeral Services for Roberts, a resident of Paris, were conducted Wednesday. She had previously attended Paris Junior College and was scheduled to graduate from A&M-Commerce this December.

On Monday, Roberts was at the home of Eddie Young in the community of Powderly, when Young's estranged wife, Salida Young, is said to have approached the two and fired several shots, striking and killing Roberts. Salida Young then returned home where she had just shot her 9-year-old son, Dalton, and took her own life.

Dalton remained on a ventilator and in critical condition as of Wednesday at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. 

Monday's incident is alleged to have been brought about by a heated divorce case and upcoming child custody hearing between Salida and Eddie Young.   

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