A Murfreesboro woman killed by her husband is being remembered fondly by some in the community.
54-year-old Martin Benito Montemayor is charged with first-degree murder for the death of his wife, Judith Montemayor.
Police responded to a home on Sunset Avenue regarding a domestic situation and that’s where they arrested Martin.
A half mile away from the house, at Donut Country is where Judith won over the hearts of many in the city. She worked at the donut shop off of Memorial Boulevard for the past three years, recently serving as a manager.
“We have a lot of longtime customers here, bar full a couple of times every morning and she touched everyone,” Donut Country owner Kristy Davis told News 2.
Davis described Judith as having a heart of gold.
“She was quiet but fun, never a dull moment with her. She loved music, just compassionate beyond all measures.”
Davis says the news has rocked their little shop.
“You don’t feel like it’s going to touch close to home and then it does and it’s life-changing,” she said with tears in her eyes.
Davis hopes raising awareness about the seriousness of domestic violence will keep someone else from becoming a victim.
She says they plan to make a donation to a local domestic violence shelter in Judith’s memory.