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The heartbreaking image of 8-year-old Martin Richard standing just feet way from his killer

Latest News / April 19, 2013

 

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It is one of the most haunting pictures to emerge from the Boston bombings. That of the suspected Boston bomber lurking behind the innocent child that would go on to lose their life for unexplainable reasons.

In the image, the suspect, today named as 19-year-old Dzhokhar A Tsarnaev, is seen in the background as eight-year-old Martin Richard stands waiting to cheer his dad as he crosses the finishing line of the marathon.

Martin, had been waiting to give his dad a hug.

He was one of three that were killed in the twin blast on Monday. 176 people were injured.

Tsarnaev is still at large and believed to be “armed and dangerous.” But his suspected accomplice and brother, Tamerlan Tzarnaev, 26, who wore the dark baseball cap, was shot dead.


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Melissa Myers
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She now focuses much of her time helping bring inspiring stories to light and, additionally, her project "Makeover with Meaning," which seeks to add a sprinkle of happiness into the lives of those who need it most.




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