As Twitchy reported, Martin Richard was killed in the Boston bombing yesterday. He was 8 years old.

No words. Only tears.

Martin Richard’s younger sister, Jane, was also injured in the bombing, as was their mother, Denise.

His mother reportedly has a serious brain injury. His little sister Jane, 6 years old, suffered grievous injury as well. There are some reports saying she may have lost her leg.

That photograph is beyond heartbreaking.

Martin’s father, Bill, has issued a statement.

From the Boston Herald’s Facebook page:


“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.”

Twitter is praying for Boston and praying for the Richard family. Newest little angel, Martin, we are keeping your family in our prayers.

We will, Mr. Richard. We will continue to hold you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. We are sending prayers of strength for your precious little Jane and your beautiful wife Denise.

Rest in peace, little angel.


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