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West Memphis family grieving after man shot to death

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WEST MEMPHIS, AR (WMC-TV) - A West Memphis family is grieving Sunday after a 21-year-old man was found shot to death in a relative's driveway.

Eddie Murray's death is the first homicide in West Memphis in 2011.

At the West Memphis home where Murray was found shot to death, Linda Stewart stood near the of teddy bears and candles set up on her front porch as a memorial to her nephew.

"Didn't make it to my door," said Stewart.  "He got gunned down."

Behind the memorial, blood was still visible on Stewart's porch where Murray was shot.

Stewart said she was not at home when her nephew was killed.  She said family members told her.  She went outside and found Murray in a pool of blood.

"I don't know how to take it because I've never been in this before," said Stewart.  "I look for him and I don't see him."

Murray's mother, Barbara Brown, fought back tears as she and others sifted through pictures of her son.  She said his death was the result of a feud with the main suspect in the case, 27-year-old Felentae Lewis.

"I just know he had a feuding with a guy earlier up in the week," said Brown.  "All I know is he went over there, he never made it in the house."

Brown said prayer and strong family and friends are helping her get through the tragedy.  She asked for prayer for her family and the family of the man accused of killing her son.

"I know how I feel about mine," she said.  "No one is winning out of this.  Everybody is losing."

Murray is survived by three young children.

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