Vigil held Thursday to remember victim of fatal South Bend stabbing

Published: Nov. 7, 2019 at 4:31 PM EST
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A vigil for a South Bend man killed in a stabbing in late September was held Thursday night.

Forty-year-old Jason Lee Collins and 50-year-old Diane Schubert are both facing charges in the death of 27-year-old Trey Martinez.

Thursday night's vigil, hosted by On Site Prayer Ministry, took place at the corner of Marine and Haney Avenue.

Family members told 16 News Now that this incident has been a nightmare and they are still in disbelief.

They also said it has not gotten any easier with time.

“I lived with Trey. I worked with him every day. He was more than a cousin. He was more like a little brother. They say it takes a village to raise someone. We as a family partook in that. We all help raised him. We all helped keep him straight," cousin Jose Martinez said.

Collins is charged with reckless homicide, while Schubert is accused of destroying evidence with intent to hinder the investigation.

Police were called to the area of Marine Street and Indiana Avenue on Sept. 29. When they arrived, they found Martinez dead.

Court documents say Collins claimed Martinez tried to choke him, and that's when Collins allegedly stabbed Martinez in the neck.

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