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11/13/07- Marshall

The Town Of Marshall Remembers An East Texas Business Owner

Family and friends are remembering the life of 37-year-old Homero Hernandez. Hernandez was found dead Sunday night inside his home in Marshall. Police have still not released the cause of death, but they have ruled it a homicide. Today, KLTV 7's LaKecia Shockley and Homero's family gathered at his restaurant, to reflect on a son, a brother, and an entrepreneur.

Homero Hernandez was the kind of person that his family says was genuinely kind. " Homero was a magnificent person, and as a brother he was always there,"said Luis Hernandez, Homero's brother. "He was a kind, compassionate person and son. He was my protector and business associate. As well as, my son and just a lovely person-- he was beautiful in that sense," said Maria Hernandez, Homero's mother. Hernandez moved to Texas from Mexico with his family when he was five years old. He worked at his Mexican restaurant "Homero's" on the square in Marshall Texas with his mother Maria. "The restaurant was his life." " Me and my boyfriend came here pretty much everyday," said Amy Warden. Warden said she couldn't believe it when she heard the news of Homero's death. "I was just in shock, I guess I still am in shock. There's no words to explain. You never think that something like that would happen to somebody like this. Ever since he was a little boy Homero's family says he was always the most handsome guy in school. He was a cheerleader at Hallsville and voted "Bachelor of the Year" in Marshall. "Homero was just the sweetest thing, every woman wanted him and every man wanted to be like him," said Homero's sister-in-law, Tiffany Hernandez. "On top of that I haven't met a person yet with a personality like his."

A personality, a smile, and a heart that will truly be missed not only by his family, but also by the town of Marshall.

LaKecia Shockley, reporting lshockley@kltv.com

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