According to reports, Joe Garcia, the husband of the teacher killed during the mass shooting, Irma Garcia, 48, has also died.
Joe was said to have married to his high school lover, Irma, for 24 years before she was killed at the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
The family said that, Irma’s husband died of a heart attack on Thursday during her funeral preparation.
Irma Garcia and Eva Mireles were the two teachers killed alongside the 19 children during the mass shooting.
“I don’t even know how to feel. I don’t believe it. I don’t want to believe it” that Joe Garcia has passed away, Irma Garcia’s nephew, John Martinez, told NBC reporters.
Martinez said he was told that Joe Garcia “went to go deliver flowers for Irma at the memorial for her.”
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
— john martinez ❤️🔥 (@fuhknjo) May 26, 2022