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Famed Musician’s Daughter Among the Victim at Sandy Hook Elementary

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The insanity surrounding the decision of Adam Lanza to use weapons to shoot a school full of children likely hit the nation hard because it happened in one of those places where tragedies like this rarely occur.  For the first time in quite a while, the peace and quiet of the suburbs was interrupted with the same kind of horrible trauma experienced by urban families everywhere, and people around the world.

One of the people hit by the tragedy is famed saxophonist Jimmy Greene.  His six-year daughter was among those killed, leaving the family stunned.  We pray for Jimmy’s family, as well as all the other families that have been affected by this horrible tragedy.  They were truly too young to have to endure this.

 

Six-year-old Ana Marquez-Green has been confirmed as one of the 20 children killed by gunmanAdam Lanza in the horrific attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut,reports CBS News.

Ana is the daughter of accomplished saxophonist Jimmy Greene.

Taking to his Facebook page to acknowledge concerned friends and fans, Greene said that his daughter is in a better place:

Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words of support. As we work through this nightmare, we’re reminded how much we’re loved and supported on this earth and by our Father in heaven. As much as she’s needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, Ana beat us all to paradise. I love you sweetie girl.

Ana’s grandmother, Elba Marquez, told The Associated Press late Friday that she had just visited for Thanksgiving and she cannot believe that something so horrific could happen in idyllic Newtown.

“They looked for the best school for their daughter, the best,” Marquez said. “It was a beautiful place, just beautiful. What happened does not match up with the place where they live.”

 

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