Family Speaks Out About Murder Victim, Suspect Being Sought

A man is dead and his family is hurting.

It's been several days since Timothy Marzettie was shot and killed inside his home near North 36th Street and Hartman Avenue. His family sat down with WOWT 6 News to discuss Marzettie, and the man police say was involved in his death.

"My dad is gone forever, and I'm never going to get him back," said Unique Schejbal-Marzettie. "All I have are pictures and memories."

Those memories range from times that Timothy took Unique and her sister, Cierra Marzettie, to the music studio with him. Timothy Marzettie was involved in music, and earlier in life was a semi-professional football player. His mother said he loved football, even when it was hard for her to watch.

"I remember when I went to one of his games," said Patricia Lawson, Marzettie's mother, "they all tackled him and I ran out of the field and pulled everyone off of him!"

The family laughed at the story, then quickly returned to a somber mood. They're struggling with the fact that the murder suspect is still on the loose.

Omaha Police say 26-year-old Corleone McCurry has been charged with first-degree murder. He's also facing a charge for use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Police haven't released any further details about McCurry, but WOWT 6 News dug into his criminal background. He's been arrested a number of times over the past decade, but never for a crime this severe.

Despite being sought by police McCurry appears to be active on Facebook since police issued that arrest warrant. On his Facebook page McCurry wrote: "If God is with me who can be against me. I have no worries."

Police say that anyone with information as to the whereabouts of McCurry is asked to call 911. If you want to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward of $1,000, contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP or you can use the link on our Crime Stoppers page.


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