North Liberty man charged in double murder

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kyle is still my guy

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#1 Apr 24, 2006
ill miss u cheech
get a grip

AOL

#2 Apr 24, 2006
Apparently your guy is a murderer. I don't think I'd be bragging about that.

My prayers are with the friends and families of these young girls.
anonymous

Opa Locka, FL

#3 Apr 25, 2006
FRIEND OF KYLE...ARE YOU NUTS? ESPECIALLY AFTER HE TURNS HIMSELF IN AND ADMITS HE KILLED THESE GIRLS?

YEP!! THIS FELLA SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY TO MISS ALL RIGHT, ESPECIALL AFTER YOU READ THE FOLLOWING FROM THE NEWS:

Cedar Rapids Police have released the names of the victims and the suspect in a double homicide that took place last night on the city’s southwest side.

Kyle Marin, 19, of North Liberty, is in custody and is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for stabbing to death 18-year-old Katrina Hill of Solon and 18-year-old Molly Edmondson of Cedar Rapids. Marin also used a hammer to attack the women.

Marin, of 552 Sugar Creek Lane, turned himself in to the Linn County Sheriff at 7 p.m. Sunday. He is being held at the Linn County Jail. The court this morning set bond at $1 million on each charge.

The bodies were found about 5:30 p.m. Sunday after police were called to a report of a death at 6605 College Park Court SW, near Kirkwood Community College.

Online court records show Marin was convicted of assault with a dangerous weapon, theft and a probation violation from a 2003 incident.

Marin also was convicted of willful injury from a November 2004.

According to police reports, Marin lured the man to the parking lot and assaulted him. During the assault, Marin picked up a brick and said “this will be the last thing you see.” The man attempted to call 911 before Marin took the phone away from him and said “no calls for you.” The man then fled the area.

Marin received a suspended five-year prison sentence, fines, probation and ordered to serve one year in a residential treatment facility, online court records show.
anonymous

Opa Locka, FL

#4 Apr 25, 2006
I would have to agree with these two comments. How could a person be so morbid?
get a grip wrote:
Apparently your guy is a murderer. I don't think I'd be bragging about that.

My prayers are with the friends and families of these young girls.
Mom of 3 kids

Saint Louis, MO

#5 Apr 26, 2006
kyle is still my guy wrote:
ill miss u cheech
I can not believe this person, it could have been you! I KNOW ONE OF THESE YOUNG LADIES WOULD HAVE CHANGED PLACES WITH YOU IN A HEART BEAT!
Sunnydaze

Burlington, IA

#6 Apr 26, 2006
This is certainly a tragic insident that could have been avoided. Obviously Mr. Matin has issues in the beating of his first victims in 2003 & 2004. Lets hold the the system accountable for letting him walk and slapping his hand with a suspended sentence. Had they held him accountable and locked his ass up for the five years these two girls would stilll be alive. Where is the justice for them. You have this punk under sucicide watch, wasting taxpayers money. Let the little bastard kill himself. Or better yet lets beat him to death with a hammer. Worthless piece of shit that he is.
JoLoKu

Hopkins, MN

#7 Apr 26, 2006
Rock on Sunnydaze! You took the words right out of my mouth.
get a grip

AOL

#8 Apr 26, 2006
Sunnydaze wrote:
This is certainly a tragic insident that could have been avoided. Obviously Mr. Matin has issues in the beating of his first victims in 2003 & 2004. Lets hold the the system accountable for letting him walk and slapping his hand with a suspended sentence. Had they held him accountable and locked his ass up for the five years these two girls would stilll be alive. Where is the justice for them. You have this punk under sucicide watch, wasting taxpayers money. Let the little bastard kill himself. Or better yet lets beat him to death with a hammer. Worthless piece of shit that he is.
What county / state did Marin attack his first victim? We need to bring back the death penalty. The rotten sob doesn't deserve to live after taking the lives of those 2 beautiful young girls. There is no justice in some of these Iowa counties. What can we do to change that?
Malinda

Ottawa, IL

#9 Apr 26, 2006
Kyle was a friend of mine and lived in my apartment building. It is sad knowing I was friends with someone that would do something so horrible. RIP Molly & Kat. I can imagine what you went through and I feel horrible for that. Kyle, suppose to be my friend, can die in prison for what he's worth. Nothing can be that bad that would make someone kill two people unless they have something seriously wrong with him, and seeing what Kyle did, it was obvious he had issues. Two innocent girls did not deserve this, it could have been anyone, but it wasn't, it was them, and I hate him for that.
hurts for both

Washington, DC

#10 Apr 27, 2006
get a grip wrote:
<quoted text>
What county / state did Marin attack his first victim? We need to bring back the death penalty. The rotten sob doesn't deserve to live after taking the lives of those 2 beautiful young girls. There is no justice in some of these Iowa counties. What can we do to change that?
If you're so interested, his criminal history is public information and you can do the research. As for Iowa bringing back the death penalty, you can contact your state representatives and senators to see how to go about getting a congressional vote on the floor. It's sad to see that this could have been avoided had he been jailed for the last offense. Although he was remanded to a half way house and ordered to take counseling and anger managment classes, he was released early and records do not stipulate if he completed these classes.

I do not defend him or what he did, because it is wrong, morbid, etc., etc. I do feel for the the loss of these two girls because they were just beginning their lives, as he was. My heart goes out to their family and friends as it does to Marin's family and friends, because they are also hurting due to no fault of their own. There are many people who are hurting because they knew all three of these individuals. Families of each of them were friends to each other. Let's remember that anger doesn't solve anything and it's time people think rationally about what needs to be done. Had he taken this advise, we woulnd't be commenting now.
Anonymous

Marion, IA

#11 Apr 27, 2006
There is always more to the story than what ends up in black and white. While the senseless deaths of these two young women are tragic, one cannot just assume to know anything about Kyle. My heart goes out to everyone involved, including Kyle and his family. I can tell you that only one side of events makes it into the court files. Unless there is a trial, the Defendant's side is never heard. This results in misleading information making it into the press about Kyle's prior court cases. All the court file tells you is what he was charged with, not what actually occurred.

If only the adult criminal system were set up to try to legitimately help those who need it rather than warehouse them for a period of time, maybe Kyle would have gotten the mental health treatment needed and this never would have happened. While one might throw out cliches such as "Hindsight is 20/20", I can tell you that Kyle was just an average kid with problems. There was absolutely no way to predict this outcome. It breaks my heart. He had such potential. Just shows you how random and screwed up life can be. He is now going to have to live with this on his conscience for the rest of his life. Clearly, he feels remorse for his actions or he would not have accepted responsibility by turning himself in and confessing before anyone even knew to look for him. We can only speculate on what could possibly have caused him to completely go over the edge. That's what's scariest, not knowing how to prevent this type of thing.

While I never knew the victims, it appears they were beautiful vibrant people who made lasting impressions on those they loved and who loved them. This really is a horrible tragedy that will affect the lives of those left behind forever.
a distant relative

Fort Worth, TX

#12 Apr 27, 2006
My prayers go out to the the family of the 2 girls. I did not know them, but that does not make it any difference. We are all GOD's children. Yes, this is a tragic occurance. Nothing we say or do will bring this beautiful angel back! My prayers are with the family of all 3. Unless you honestly knew Kyle you have now idea of what was running through his head or and other issues that may have led up to. It's not an excuse but that is the truth! We must take into consideration the MArin (not MATIN) family. They have no idea what to think, no way to comprehend, to make sense of this. You must also see that Kyle turned himself in he did not act like nothing happened and act as if he had nothing to do with it. Where was the police when they should have revoked his probation. If someone had been doing thier job then he would have not been free. He attempted many times to ask for help but all the systems care about are stupid things.
Malinda

Ottawa, IL

#13 Apr 27, 2006
I had met Kyle's mother and she was such a nice woman. I can imagine what she is going through wondering what she did wrong to raise her son to do something like that. I can also imagine, though I don't like to, what the girls went through. As for Kyle feeling remorse for what he did, I don't believe so. He may later in life, but at the moment I don't think he does. He only turned himself in knowing that he would get caught anyway as he always did in prior convictions. Kyle did have a lot of problems, but that is no excuse for anything he had ever done. There is nothing right about killing two innocent people. No one knows what was going through his head, but I did know Kyle, and it doesn't matter whether I did or didn't, nothing could have been done to him that was so terrible that it was right to take two lives. I am only hurt knowing the times we did have to gether, but worse knowing the times the girls will never have.
Anonymous

Cedar Rapids, IA

#14 Apr 27, 2006
Don't get me wrong my heart goes out the the frinds, family and loved ones of Molly and Katrina,those sweet girls did absolutely nothing to deserve being robbed of their future. However my heart also goes out to cheech because no one was able to save him from himself. You have to keep in mind that HIS family and friends are hurting too, they did nothing to deserve this either. So for the comment "I'll miss you cheech" he is commpleatly justified, he just lost his best friend also, and you've got to give him his time to greeve too. As for kyle he truely is a monster but that now is his cross to bear.
anonymous

Port Orange, FL

#15 Apr 27, 2006
I live across the country from this incident, but i used to live in that apartment complex...and i am absolutely sick about everything that's going on. I didn't know the girls, but by reading their facebook and myspace accounts, i feel like i do. i don't understand how someone could do something to morbid to "friends" of his. I agree with sunnydaze- let the worthless piece of shit commit suicide- or better yet lets put him through the exact torture he put the innocent girls through. sitting in a jail cell for 5 years isn't enough justice in my mind- thats only 5 years of his life- he took all the life away frmo these girls, and a huge piece of all their family and friends' hearts.
Malinda

Ottawa, IL

#16 Apr 28, 2006
You do have to think about his family that he had as well, but Molly and Kats family is going through much more. Kyle's family has to deal with wondering why their son would do this, and if they did something wrong, but Molly and Kats family have to deal with knowing they'll never see their daughters succeed in life, have a family, or even see them ever again. How someone can do this is unexplainable, but he doesn't deserve anything ever again. He wrecked more than just his own life. He ruined the lives of the girls, the lives of their family, and the lives of their friends. They will never have a chance to graduate from college, get a job, get married, have children, or do anything again. There is nothing right about what Kyle did and no one should be giving him credit for anything.
Anonymous

United States

#17 Apr 28, 2006
anonymous wrote:
I live across the country from this incident, but i used to live in that apartment complex...and i am absolutely sick about everything that's going on. I didn't know the girls, but by reading their facebook and myspace accounts, i feel like i do. i don't understand how someone could do something to morbid to "friends" of his. I agree with sunnydaze- let the worthless piece of shit commit suicide- or better yet lets put him through the exact torture he put the innocent girls through. sitting in a jail cell for 5 years isn't enough justice in my mind- thats only 5 years of his life- he took all the life away frmo these girls, and a huge piece of all their family and friends' hearts.
Just so everyone is clear, if Kyle is convicted of 1st Degree Murder, he will spend the rest of his life in prison. And in Iowa, life means life. There is no possibility of parole.
Joe

Cedar Rapids, IA

#18 Apr 28, 2006
let the f@@@ burn in hell
Leah

Conesville, IA

#19 Apr 28, 2006
I live right down the street from the two girls that had there life so suddenly taken away. I have to drive by the apartment ever time I leave and I am so upset that someone could do something like this to someone else. My thoughts and prayer's go out to the family of both girls. As for the family of kyle, I also want to say how sorry I am for your lose. But I think this boy has some big problems and someone should have helped him long before now.
Anonymous

Israel

#20 Apr 28, 2006
I would rather not give my name, but just want to say that I have known kyle since 8th grade...and just as everyone else is, i am very very confused on how/why this happened. All I know is kyle had very bad anger problems, and he would go crazy (such as when he beat up macklin infront of wal-mart) and then only after the incident he would feel remorse and agree that he did something wrong. I feel very bad that kyle was never given the help that he needed, and feel very sorry for him that for the rest of his life he will sit in prison and re-play that day in his head over and over again. As for the girls, I did not know them but I feel a lump in my throat every time I think about them, and I pray that their families get through this as well as possible. RIP to both girls

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