Martin Richard

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Parents of Boston Boy: Don't Kill Tsarnaev

Martin Richard's family says it will only prolong their pain

(Newser) - Few know the devastation of the Boston Marathon bombings better than Bill and Denise Richard—their 8-year-old son, Martin, was killed and their daughter, Jane, lost a leg. In the Boston Globe today, however, the Richards make a plea that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev be spared the death penalty . The Richards ask... More »

Harsh Boston Bombing Pics, Then Prosecution Rests

Medical examiner testifies how Martin Richard died at Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial

(Newser) - Today, jurors wept. The prosecution has rested its case against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, but before doing so it had a medical examiner testify about how the Boston Marathon bombing literally tore apart its youngest victim. Dr. Henry Nields testified about what he saw on and in the 4-foot 5-inch body of... More »

Girl Who Lost Brother, Leg in Boston Bombing Inspires

Jane Richard has new prosthetic leg

(Newser) - The Richard family suffered multiple tragedies at the Boston Marathon: Eight-year-old Martin was killed in the attack, mom Denise received a head wound, and Jane, 7, lost a leg. But in a Tumblr post yesterday picked up by the New York Times , they show they haven't been beaten. "... More »

Hundreds Join Boston Vigils

Tearful crowds pay tribute to victims

(Newser) - Hundreds of people, many of them holding flowers and candles, joined a pair of vigils in Boston last night to honor victims of the marathon bombing. In Boston Common, dozens of National Guard troops stood watch over a vigil where the crowd joined in as a choir sung "Amazing... More »

Mother of 2nd Victim: 'She Was Always Smiling'

Identified as Krystle Campbell; 3rd victim was BU grad student

(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... More »

Boy, 8, Killed Waiting for Dad to Finish Marathon

Hospitals put the number of injured at 144

(Newser) - The death toll in yesterday's Boston Marathon bombing stands at three, and officials are confirming that one of those killed was an 8-year-old boy, CNN reports. The Boston Globe reports that residents of Dorchester came together last night to honor young Martin Richard. His mother suffered a serious brain... More »

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