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Father Of Martin Richard Asking For Your Prayers

BOSTON (AP) - 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.
    
Other neighbors and friends remembered Martin as a vivacious boy who loved to run, climb, and play sports including soccer, basketball and baseball.
    
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.

Lawmaker: No Clear Suspect In Boston Attack

 WASHINGTON (AP) - A Massachusetts congressman says investigators still don't know whether the Boston Marathon bombs were the work of domestic or foreign attackers.
    
Democratic Rep. William Keating says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told him Tuesday that there was no intelligence chatter before the attack Monday that killed three people and wounded more than 170 others. No one has taken responsibility for the twin bomb blasts.
    
Earlier Tuesday Napolitano said there also was no evidence that the Boston attack was part of a broader plot.

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BOSTON (AP) - A 29-year-old restaurant manager has been identified as one of three people killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon.
    
Her father says Krystle Campbell, of Medford, Mass., had gone with her best friend to take a picture of the friend's boyfriend crossing the finish line on Monday afternoon.
    
William Campbell says his daughter, who worked at a restaurant in nearby Arlington, was "very caring, very loving person, and was daddy's little girl." He says the loss has devastated the family.
    
He says the friend was seriously injured in the explosion.
    
An 8-year-old, Martin Richard of Boston, also died. He was at the finish line watching the race with his family.

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BOSTON (AP) - The father of a man who was photographed being pushed away from the Boston Marathon bombing in a wheelchair says his son has had both legs amputated.
    
Jeff Bauman says his son, 27-year-old Jeff Bauman Jr., is the man in an Associated Press photo taken shortly after the bombing.
    
His father says on his Facebook page that his son had to have both lower limbs removed at Boston Medical Center because of extensive vascular and bone damage. He says his son also had to have another surgery because of fluid in his abdomen.
    
Bauman says his son was there to watch his girlfriend run. She was not hurt. He says his son was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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