Newtown victim’s mom pens open letter after Orlando shooting


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman whose 6-year-old daughter was killed in the 2012 shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School is expressing her grief over the Orlando nightclub shooting that left 49 people dead.

Nelba Marquez-Greene says in a post on the memorial Facebook page for her daughter, Ana Grace, that she’s sorry “our tragedy here in Sandy Hook wasn’t enough to save your loved ones.”

She also says the Orlando shooting took her back to when she was one of those relatives waiting to hear news about a loved one.

Marquez-Greene advises victims’ families to embrace the love that will come their way and urges people not to send money to Orlando until they know it will be received by the victims and not “organizations designed to benefit from tragedies.”