Husband of slain teacher dies ‘of grief,’ family confirms

Husband of slain teacher dies ‘of grief,’ family confirms

Published May 26, 2022
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The last week of classes at Robb Elementary School ended in terror when a gunman opened fire, killing 21 people on Tuesday.

Texas authorities say the gunman who massacred 21 people at an elementary school was in the building for over an hour before he was killed by law enforcement officers.

Here’s what we know about the victims of the Robb Elementary School shooting in Uvalde.

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Julie Moreno, Executive Producer/Digital Content

UVALDE, Texas – The husband of one of the teachers who was shot and killed at Robb Elementary School while trying to protect her students has also died, family members confirm.

Irma Garcia’s husband, Joe, “passed away due to grief,” a nephew posted on Twitter.

According to Irma Garcia’s online teacher’s biography, the couple had been married for 24 years and have four children.

“I have my eldest Cristian son completing Marine boot camp and another son Jose attending Texas State university University,” Garcia states on her teacher’s page. “My eldest daughter Lyliana will be a sophomore in high school and my youngest Alysandra will be a 7th grader this year.”

On Twitter, the couple’s nephew posted: “PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, God have mercy on us, this isn’t easy.”

EXTREMELY heartbreaking and come with deep sorrow to say that my Tia Irma’s husband Joe Garcia has passed away due to grief, i truly am at a loss for words for how we are all feeling, PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, God have mercy on us, this isn’t easy pic.twitter.com/GlUSOutRVV

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