BOSTON — A snaggletoothed boy with a wide smile has captured the attention of the nation.
The youngest of the three casualties at the bombing near the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 8-year-old Martin Richard and his family are members of St. Ann Parish in Dorchester, a Boston neighborhood.
In a picture on Facebook, Richard stands in front of St. Ann's with a banner decorated with a cross, dove, heart and chalice. Dressed in a white suit, shirt and tie, he posed on the occasion of his first Communion, which friends say occurred in May of last year.
Richard, his older brother and younger sister attend school at Pope John Paul II Catholic Academy in Dorchester.