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Local union members donating services to remodel gym for Arturo Martinez

Local union members donating services to remodel gym for Arturo Martinez

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jul 5, 2012

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Tradesmen throughout the Las Vegas Valley are donating their time and equipment to help renovate a local boxing gym.

Real K-O Boxing Gym is owned by Arturo Martinez -- the husband and father of the Las Vegas woman and 10-year-old girl who were sexually assaulted and killed during a home invasion.

Martinez also suffered severe injuries during the attack and the gym has been closed since then so that he could focus on his recover.

According to his family, he wants to reopen the gym so that he can help young people in the Las Vegas Valley.

Plumbers with the United Association Local #525 said that they are happy to donate their services to make that possible.

Plumbers, electricians and painters will be working on the gym over the next week.

A press conference is scheduled to show off the gym on July 12.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.