Murder Victim’s Mother Describes Pain She Felt as Son Died in Her Arms | RedCowHills

LA VERGNE, Tenn. – A mother shares the pain of watching her son die in her arms. Late Tuesday La Vergne Police made an arrest in the murder of Rod Abulola. Officers say a tip from a concerned citizen led to the arrest of Wendill Matthew Ford. Rod’s mother is relieved a suspect has been caught, but of course it won’t bring her son back. Martina Short says everything changed with a knock at the door last Thursday. It was Martina’s 22 year old son Rod Abulola. Rod had been shot, and passed away in his mother’s arms. Police say a tip led them to 19 year old Ford who had been living in his car for a week, but a possible motive is still unclear.Rod’s black Grand Am is still parked in the driveway. It was his pride and joy.Martina says the family is struggling emotionally and financially as they prepare for Rod’s memorial, but they’ll get through it together. Donations to the Rod Abulola Trust Fund can be made at any branch of First Tennessee Bank.