Former mayor speaks out about his daughter's murder - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Former mayor speaks out about his daughter's murder

Baker is warning others about the potentially fatal consequences of staying in a troubled relationship. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Baker is warning others about the potentially fatal consequences of staying in a troubled relationship. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Police say Murphey's father shot Mandy after finding him dead. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5) Police say Murphey's father shot Mandy after finding him dead. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
HORN LAKE, MS (WMC) -

"Before she left, she said 'Daddy I love you'," said former Horn Lake Mayor Nat Baker.

Baker is trying to recall his last memories of his daughter, Mandy. Investigators say she was shot and killed by her boyfriend's father.

"Until you experience the death of a child, you have no idea, and you know I've gone from the sad part, to the want to know why part, and get mad," added Baker.

Mandy Baker found her boyfriend, Roger Murphey Jr., dead from an apparent suicide. Investigators say Murphy's father shot and killed her after he discovered his son was dead.

Baker's father isn't sure what happened, but says his daughter was in a relationship family members told her to get out of.

"They loved each other to the point they couldn't live with each other, they couldn't live without each other, and it escalated finally to this point," said Baker.

On a day hundreds came to pay their respects to Baker and her family, her father is warning others about the potentially fatal consequences of staying in a troubled relationship.

"If you're in a domestic violence situation, physical or verbal, please get your a** out of it."

Baker is also a former police officer and says he has faith in the justice system to get answers to questions that stay on his mind.

"I want to ask him why? What would posses you to take somebody's life when you wasn't even involved," said Baker.

Mandy Baker leaves behind two children. Roger Murphey Sr. is charged with her murder.

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