The young victim of the Boston Marathon bombings is being remembered as a vivacious boy who loved to run and climb.
Eight-year-old Martin Richard was among the three people killed in the explosions Monday. That’s according to a person who talked to a friend of the family and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. His mother and sister were badly injured.
A candle burned on the stoop of the family’s single-family home in the city’s Dorchester section Tuesday, and the word “Peace” was written in chalk on the front walkway.
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Neighbor Betty Delorey says Martin loved to climb the neighborhood trees, and hop the fence outside his home. The children’s father, Bill, is the director of a local community group. The boy’s mother, Denise, works at the Neighborhood House Charter School, where her children attend classes.