In what was already a nightmare situation for the family of a teacher killed in the Uvalde, Texas elementary school shooting — more heartbreak — as the woman’s husband has now reportedly died of a heart attack.
Irma Garcia was one of two teachers killed in Tuesday’s mass shooting, and now her family has announced her husband of 24 years, Joe Garcia, is dead too.Garcia’s nephew, John Martinez, posted, “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.”
Local reporter, Ernie Zuniga, says Garcia suffered a fatal heart attack … and that the two had 4 children together. A GoFundMe has been set up to help the family.
Irma had reportedly died trying to protect the children in her classroom. As we told you, 19 children and 2 teachers were killed in the mass shooting, carried out by an 18-year-old armed with an AR-15 which he purchased legally in the state of Texas.
Texas Governor, Greg Abbott, was confronted during a press conference Wednesday by former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke, who urged the Governor — who has always been a big advocate for the 2nd Amendment — to actually take some action.