Family of triple homicide victims opens up after tragedy

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The family of the triple homicide in Youngstown opened up on Saturday to discuss the loss of their loved ones. 

Edward Morris Jr., 21, was one of the victims in the triple homicide on Wednesday, a tragedy that his family is still coming to terms with. 

“It all came at me just suddenly, but part of me, it just made me numb. I was speechless,”  said Cynthia Mendenhall, Morris’s grandmother. 

Two children were left behind after a father, mother and 3-month old baby were taken away forever. 

“They don’t have neither one of their parents and their brother’s gone. That’s horrible,” said Kelly Artis, Morris’s aunt.

Due to Morris’s criminal record back in 2015, Artis said people on social media speculate that it could have have been a drug deal gone wrong — but that is not the topic his family wants to harp on.

“Think about the good times, not the bad or what you assume,” Mendenhall said.

Regardless of the circumstances, the family wants to heal.

“It is going to take a long time, but we’re now leaving it to the man upstairs,” said Mendenhall.

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