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12/07/07- Van

Friends Remember East Texas Mother Killed In A Murder-Suicide

"it's a waste," said Sarah Williams.  "It was a waste of beautiful life."

A tragic ending at her own home. Robin York's murder has family and friends beside themselves. Williams attended church with Robin for years.

"She was a very good Christian, you really just see her glow with it."

A woman of faith, whose great-grandparents started a church right across the street from what is now a crime scene. James Ward, a long time family friend, said his heart goes out to the couple's 8 year-old son.

"He does have great family around and he'll be well taken care of. Still, it's not like having a mother and a father, but at least he will have good grandparents to take care of him."

Friends said Robin, who was a substitute teacher at Van ISD, touched everyone she came in contact with.

"We lost such a beautiful person," said Williams.  "To me Van, Texas and Texas anywhere lost such a beautiful person."

Friends said their only comfort in this loss is their faith that Robin is in a better place.

Services for Robin York are planned Saturday at Hilliard Funeral Home in Van.

The Smith County Sheriff's Department is still investigating.

Courtney Lane, reporting

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