A Kansas City family has suffered a devastating loss. A father of four young girls was killed in what authorities say is a case of road rage.
Marvin Yancey was a full-time dad who also homeschooled his daughters, ages 2 to 7.
Now his fiancée is left to raise their daughters and a baby boy he’ll never get to meet.
“He was a devoted dad. He was just really a family man, focused on his family,” said his fiancée, Marina Wilson.
On July 16, Yancey was killed in an apparent road rage shooting on Blue Ridge Boulevard near East 82nd Street.
“I could just, felt it, knew something was wrong,” Wilson said, “because he still hadn’t returned home.”
Yancey had gone to the bank that morning. After becoming worried when he didn’t respond to her calls and texts, Wilson’s worst fears were confirmed when she received a call from the police that night, KMBC News reported.
“I really just blacked out ’cause I really just could not, I really couldn’t take it after that,” she said.
Wilson has had to leave her job so that she could take care of their children.
“The hardest thing is, you know, seeing the kids suffer,” she said. “Them every day telling me they miss their dad.”
She wants the man charged with Yancey’s murder to know, “he took everything from us,” she said. “It’s not even settling for me right now, like, just all over a traffic incident.”
As she continues to cope with the immense loss, she’s also preparing for the arrival of their first son, who will be named after his father.
“He had everything picked out from the first conversation we would have with the baby and first outfit even,” Wilson said. “I know he’s going to be right there. I’m going to feel him.”
Charles Miller, Jr. faces several charges including second-degree murder and armed criminal action.
The family’s vehicle was also lost in the incident and now the family needs a new one that will be able to fit their soon-to-be family of six. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.