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The father of an 8-year-old boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings released the following statement on Tuesday.

The statement from Bill Richard has not been altered in any way.

My dear son Martin has died from injuries sustained in the attack on Boston. 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. Thank you.

In total, three people were killed and more than 170 were injured.

Police do not have a suspect.

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