The Family Of A Murdered Jonesboro Man Speaks Out

October 02, 2004--Posted at 6:30 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO--"He didn't think they would do him like that......that's why he went with them......he didn't think they would do him like that," said Cedric Roberts' family.

Police say one of them did.

Floyd Brownlee is in jail......charged with murdering Cedric Roberts.

"They are low down dirty people. They are trash. They are just trash. They are unhappy people. They wanted me to be unhappy, so they took him away from us," said Roberts' wife, Joyce Roberts.

Cedric Roberts was shot numerous times and dumped on Steele Street after what detectives believe was a robbery and drug deal gone wrong.

"I used to tell him about them. I would say they are no good. They are no good,"said the family.

The family shares fond memories of Cedric Roberts.

They described him as the type of man who would give you the shirt off his back.

"He even helped the people that killed him. He helped those guys. He helped them,"said Joyce Roberts.

Joyce Roberts says the loss of her husband is almost unbearable......

"I want them to rot in jail. I want them to rot in jail. I want them to suffer. I want them to feel what he felt. I want them to feel what I feel, and what the children are feeling. I want him to feel what his mom and sister feel,"said Joyce Roberts.

Joyce Roberts will now be both mom and dad to children who will grow up without their father, and she will move on without her best friend.....

"They took my soul mate away from me,"said Roberts.