Maryville, Mo (KSDK) -- Two Bethany, Missouri men are charged in the death of a 21-year-old Northwest Missouri State University student.
Maryville police said the Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged Kevin Mooney, 31, and Tony Overlin, 23, with second-degree murder.
They are accused of assaulting Tomarken Smith, of St. Louis, near the corner of Fourth and Market streets in Maryville around 1:20 a.m. Friday.
Smith was taken to an area hospital where he died.
Smith, 21, was a senior and studying to be a doctor. Maryville police saidtwo men assaulted Smith, whofell to the ground and hit his head.
Tomarken Smith was the youngest ofsix in his family and is the first to go to college. In addition to studying to be doctor, he was also learning to coach football. His sister said her baby brother did not deserve to die.
"I was there to take him off to college, first visits home, now we have to bury our brother," said Lakeshia Smith. "Anybody that knew him loved him he didn't deserve this."
Smith'ssistersaid he didn't have a mean bone in his body. After years of being in sports and football in particular, Tomarken wanted to be a doctor.
"That was his ultimate goal," said Lakeshia Smith. "That, and to be fly, as he would say."
Lakeshia said her brother's death hasnot only the immediate family that's mourning, but Tomarken's extended family including his brothers on the football field.
"You have to start going back through old pictures just to see that smile to try to make you get through your day," said friend and fellow Oakville High teammate Nick Shores. "I just broke down and cried because I lost a brother and a best friend and now I don't know what to do anymore, its so hard not to know that he's not there no more."
"When anything happens to any of them, it definitely, it hurts," said Tomarken's former coach, Arlee Conners. "Nothing is ever guaranteed you know everyday you have to life to your fullest and hope you touch somebody along the way in the process..."
"Anybody that knew my little brother loved him, he could light up a room with that smile," said Smith.
Lakeshia says the family is still getting together with family and figuring out the funeral arrangement plans.