Mother of 2nd Victim: 'She Was Always Smiling'
Identified as Krystle Campbell; 3rd victim was BU grad student
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2013 2:23 PM CDT
Updated Apr 16, 2013 3:10 PM CDT
This undated photo provided by Bill Richard shows his son, Martin, in Boston.   (AP Photo/Bill Richard)

(Newser) – Another fatality in the Boston bombings has been identified: The family of 29-year-old Krystle Campbell says she was killed as she and a friend were cheering on another friend who was racing, reports WCVB. "This is just a waste," says her mother. “Everyone that knew her loved her. She was always smiling. You couldn’t ask for a better daughter. She was the best.” Campbell was a restaurant manager, reports the Boston Herald, which notes an especially wrenching detail: Her father was initially told she was alive, but when he got to the ICU, he realized it was his daughter's friend who had survived.

Campbell is the second of the three people killed to be identified. The first was 8-year-old Martin Richard, and his father, Bill, released a statement today thanking supporters and asking for privacy, reports WBZ.

  • "My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. My wife and daughter are both recovering from serious injuries. We thank our family and friends, those we know and those we have never met, for their thoughts and prayers. I ask that you continue to pray for my family as we remember Martin. We also ask for your patience and for privacy as we work to simultaneously grieve and recover. Thank you."
The third victim was a grad student at Boston University, but the person's identity is being withheld until the family says it's OK to release, reports USA Today.

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MisterPlinkett
Apr 16, 2013 10:39 PM CDT
Sorry, yes this is a tragedy. Yeah it sucks. But this is bullshit! Here we go with the typical media coverage and spin. First we have a tragedy, then gov't/media use the tragedy to pull at our heart strings and make us feel guilty, then they provide us with some new regulation that limits our rights as citizens even more. Like clockwork. "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." -Rahm Emanuel (D) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yeA_kHHLow
BCS
Apr 16, 2013 8:27 PM CDT
For anyone having trouble grasping what happened yesterday, or anyone who wants to fully understand the disgusting level of suffering that one or a few cowards caused, I have provided a link. WARNING: This link contains extremely graphic photos of the actual carnage which occurred. It's not for the faint of heart, and I'm only providing it because I want people to feel empathy, and the full emotion of what happened so that we can react properly as individuals and as a country. This is what happened 45 minutes from my house. http://urbanepeeps.com/blogs/1... WARNING: Very graphic.
Chatsworth
Apr 16, 2013 7:07 PM CDT
It's always the good people who die horribly.The culprit(s) in this bombing should be executed painfully.