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Dad of Boston bombing victim, 8, asks for prayers

3 years 5 months 1 week ago April 16, 2013 Apr 16, 2013 Tuesday, April 16 2013 April 16, 2013 12:34 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BOSTON - The father of the 8-year-old boy who perished in the Boston Marathon bombings is thanking family, friends and strangers for their support following his son's death.

Bill Richard released a statement Tuesday afternoon about his son Martin's death. He says his wife, Denise, and 6-year-old daughter Jane also suffered serious injuries in the blasts.

He also asks for continued prayers for his family as they mourn Martin.

The Richard family was watching Monday's race, and had gone to get ice cream before returning to the area near the finish line before the blasts. Neighbors and friends remembered Martin as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb, and play sports including soccer, basketball and baseball.

Authorities identified another of the three victims killed at the bombing as Krystle Campbell, 29, of Medford, Mass. Her father said she went with her best friend to take a picture of the friend's boyfriend crossing the finish line on Monday afternoon when the blast happened. 

The third person killed hasn't been identified yet.

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