The 8-year-old boy who died in the Boston Marathon bombing attack has been identified tonight by the Boston Globe Twitter account as Martin Richard. His father was reportedly running the race while Martin, his mom, and two siblings watched and waited.

Keep the entire family in your thoughts and prayers.

https://twitter.com/MakaylahOnDeck/status/323990644978745344

https://twitter.com/practical_MAJic/status/323968042897924097

Update: This picture is circulating on Twitter and is reportedly Martin Richard.

Heartbreaking.

Update: More heartbreaking photos of Martin Richard.

Rest in peace, sweet boy. May the other angels hold you close in their loving arms.

  • independentjones

    Requiescat In Pace, young Martin, Child of God.

    • crookedwren

      And may the Lord Comfort and Bless his family and dearest ones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lee.lampkin Lee Lampkin

    Let the boy go in peace, give him a chance to meet St. Peter before telling him what to do. Please.

  • Love of Country

    I thought all the media wasn’t covering the Gosnell case because it was just too horrific. I wonder what they call this.

    • PopArt

      Good point. I really hope they learned their lesson and not cover the loss of this child in a tabloid, sensationalist way like they did with the Newtown victims. Cynically hyping up the tragedy of the loss of certain children is just as offensive as completely ignoring ones like Gosnell’s victims.

    • PopArt

      Good point. I really hope they learned their lesson and not cover the loss of this child in a tabloid, sensationalist way like they did with the Newtown victims. Cynically hyping up the tragedy of the loss of certain children is just as offensive as completely ignoring ones like Gosnell’s victims.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      “I wonder what they call this”

      Athletic place violence.

  • Shaun

    Emanuel in a situation like this if you have to preface your comment with “I don’t want to sound like an ass”, its a safe bet you should just keep your thoughts to your self.

    • Emanuel Salcedo

      I’ll say what I want, when I want. At least I’m letting people know what’s coming. I’m not going to censor myself to sound politically correct. Do I look like a democrat to you?

  • DizzyMissL

    Most of the family was hurt:
    The grief resonated sharply in Dorchester, where residents gathered Monday night at Tavolo Restaurant in memory of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the attack, and his mother and sister, who suffered grievous injuries. Martin’s father, Bill, is a community leader in the Ashmont section of Dorchester. A third child was reportedly uninjured.

    This makes me cry.

  • Kele Johnson

    As a mother, this just breaks my heart. I can only imagine the pain that his parents and love ones are going through. My thoughts and prayers are with them.

  • maybetoday777

    Don’t worry about that child, he is doing a lot better in New Jerusalem (Heaven) then he is doing here on this sin-filled, war-torn earth, that’s for sure. You mindless creation worshippers. My thoughts are not your thoughts and my ways are not your ways saith the Lord, as the heavens are higher than the earths, so are my thoughts and my ways HIGHER than yours.

  • http://twitter.com/elizabethlipp elizabethlipp

    My heart breaks for the family. What a precious, innocent face. I am sick and tired of violence. Find out who did this.

  • bonnied50

    He is now in heaven, I pray for his family that they can be comforted in knowing Christ is with them through this time of loss and embrace Him for that.

  • Ronald Green

    And Hezbollah, Hamas, and the other Muslim terrorist organizations dance in the street over killing kids.