'Heartbroken' Father of Girl Killed at Sandy Hook Dies

Newser - 03-25


Jeremy Richman started a foundation for research to prevent violence. (Newser) – The father of a first-grader killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings was found dead Monday. Police say the cause of death isn't known yet, the Hartford Courant reports, but it appears that Jeremy Richman killed himself. Avielle Richman was one of the 20 first-grade students and six educators killed by Adam Lanza in December 2012. The body of Jeremy Richman, 49, was found in a Newtown building where he had an office. Police found a note, per the Connecticut Post, but haven't disclosed its contents. "He was a brokenhearted person, as we all are," the father of another of the first-graders said.