Keys For Marty Foundation fund established following child’s death

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Marty Cobb

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The family of eight-year-old Marty Cobb said a memorial fund has been established in the child’s name.

Donations to the Keys For Marty Foundation can be made at any Well Fargo Bank.

Marty Cobb was killed Thursday in Richmond.

The child’s aunt told CBS 6 Reporter Jon Burkett that Thursday afternoon Marty and his older sister were playing on the railroad tracks near the 200 block of Brandon Road in South Richmond. While the children played, the aunt said a person approached and attempted to rape the 12-year-old girl.

Marty was beaten when he attempted to intervene, she said. The eight-year-old boy died as a result of the beating.

Warrants have been obtained for a Richmond teenager in connection to the child’s death. The teenager has been located and is being “medically evaluated,” according to Richmond Police.


  • Dorie LaRue

    Funeral expenses, who has burial insurance on a child? Counseling for the little girl and her mom perhaps. Money for food in case the mom has to take off work. Why would you ask such a question?

    • Belsma

      Many people take out a life insurance policy on their children about 5 to 10 grand only in case this happens, so they bury their children and not have the worry. It’s a sad thing to do and even think about doing, but it’s certainly not unheard of.

  • john

    I want to not only give money, but also the keys I have to ne buried with this little man. I have a lot of old keys they are but they are his. He has more then earned than earned them also want to start a fund for his sisters college fund. Is it not just as important that she receives help from us as an community? WE are all one.

  • Catherine

    I tried to find a place on the Wells Fargo website to donate. I lost a little brother too not so long ago and would like to help this family. It really helps when you know other people care – even when the loss is so great. Such a sad story.

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