Second Fatality Identified In Boston Marathon Bombing


Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 8:59 pm
By: News On 6


Krystle Campbell of Arlington, Mass., was among the three people killed in the Boston Marathon bombings, CBS News confirmed Tuesday afternoon.

Campbell, 29, was a restaurant manager who was at the race with her best friend, her father William Campbell told the Associated Press. He described his daughter as a "very caring, very loving person," adding that she "was daddy's little girl."

The chief of staff to Medford Mayor Michael J. McGlynn told CBS News that Campbell died instantly at the scene.

Through tears, Campbell's mother Patty Campbell called her daughter a "wonderful person" who was loved by everyone who knew her.

"She was always smiling, friendly," said Patty Campbell. "I couldn't ask for a better daughter. And I can't believe this is happening."

Patty Campbell and her husband William were initially informed that their daughter was alive and in surgery. When they got to Mass General hospital they discovered that the young woman being operated on was not their daughter.

Also killed in the attack was Martin Richard, an 8-year-old boy from a tight-knit community in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

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The Chinese Consulate in New York says a Chinese national is the third person killed in the Boston marathon blasts. The name has not been released yet, though.

Boston University identified the third known fatality was as a Boston University graduate student late Tuesday afternoon. His or her name has not been released at the request of the family.

"My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston," his father, Bill Richard, said in a statement. "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."

Martin Richard's mother, Denise, reportedly underwent emergency brain surgery Monday to save her life, while his younger sister Jane Richard suffered a severe injury to her leg. Older brother Henry was reportedly unharmed.

"They're dear, dear friends to the community, to ourselves, to our neighbors, and this is a very, very difficult time," Judy Tuttle, who serves on the Ashmont Adams Neighborhood Association with Denise Richard, told CBSNews.com.

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