Family, friends mark 1-year anniversary of Fallbrook musician's murder

TEMECULA - It's been exactly one year since a musician was robbed, bound and beaten to death inside a Temecula music store where he worked.

About a hundred of Larry Robinson's friends and family gathered Sunday at a park in front of Temecula City Hall hoping to spark remorse in the hearts of his attackers.

Robinson's widow, Pat, along with his son, Evan, spoke about their quest to find the killers.

"Please, any information would be so gratefully appreciated, we would love some closure here and to move on in peace," Pat said.

A close friend also played a song he wrote for Robinson. Pat then led the group on a march through downtown Temecula. Some held balloons and posters showing Robinson's picture and the $25,000 reward being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

The group stopped and turned around about a block before the music store. It is still too hard for family and friends to see the crime scene. The group prayed that an arrest will happen soon.

"It's very difficult, it's very difficult, but we have hope and we have faith and we're not going to give up," Pat said.

Pat said her husband was a great man who left a lasting impression on everyone he met.

"I was just talking to someone a few minutes ago who said that every time he would walk into a gig where Larry was playing, Larry would always acknowledge him, even if he was in the middle of a song.”

David Roll knew Larry for 10 years. He bought his first guitar from Larry and worked with him at Pete's Music Store.

"He's one of the type of people that if you ask him to watch your dog, he would say to go ahead and tie him up outside of the shop and he would watch him," Rolle said.

People say they'll remember Robinson for his passion for music and lovable personality.

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