Boston residents honor memory of slain 8-year old child

Martin Richard was the youngest casualty of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday

Published April 16, 2013 4:52PM (EDT)

            (Associated Press)
(Associated Press)

Three have died as a result of the explosions at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. In the above photo, runner Megan Cloke offers flowers honoring the youngest casualty, 8 year-old Martin Richard, at the doorstep of the Richard house in the suburbs of Boston. Neighbors and Boston residents continue to visit the Richards' home to pay tribute.

Below, someone had written "Peace" at the sidewalk entrance to the Richards' home.

Boston Marathon Explosions

Photo by AP/Michael Dwyer

Denise Richard, the boy's mother, and 6-year-old sister, Jane, were badly injured.

By Prachi Gupta

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