#BreakingNews Husband of Texas School Shooting Victim Dies from Heart Attack - RIP Joe and Irma Garcia

Joe Garcia, the husband of Irma Garcia, one of two teachers shot and killed in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, has died of a heart attack.  Irma's body was found shielding her students during the attack.  Joe and Irma were high school sweethearts and married for 24 years. They left behind 4 children, Christian, Jose, Lyliana and Alysandra (in grade 7). Garcia's nephew John Martinez wrote on Twitter (see bottom). 'Those weren't just her students, they were her kids as well.' 
On Thursday, May 26, Martinez also confirmed that Garcia's husband, Joe Garcia, suffered a fatal heart attack. The couple left behind four children. The nephew John Martinez wrote, "PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR FAMILY, God have mercy on us, this isn’t easy," on Twitter. 

The two teachers killed in the Texas school massacre died heroes trying to protect their students from the gunman who stormed their classroom and opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle. Irma Garcia, 46, was shot dead alongside 19 students at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde on Tuesday, May 24 in the latest mass shooting in the U.S. The shooter was Salvador Ramos, age 18.
 Garcia, a married mother of four, had taught at Robb Elementary for 23 years and was previously named 'teacher of the year'. She was named as a finalist for Trinity University's prize for excellence in teaching in 2019. Garcia at the time taught third grade, specializing in social studies and ELAR, or English Language Arts and Reading. She considered her students as her children. 
"I truly believe Joe died of a broken heart and losing the love of his life of more than 30 years was too much to bear,' said Debra Austin, Garcia's cousin, announced on the GoFundMe page to raise funds for funeral costs. Their eldest son is at military boot camp while her second son attends Texas State University and she has two younger daughters as well.

The Archbishop Gustavo wrote on Twitter: 
We hold in prayer the three children of Irma Garcia, teacher killed in Uvalde. Her husband Jose died today of a massive heart attack. Today, Mass at 6pm Sacred Heart Church, Uvalde. We pray for his soul and for their beautiful children. Pain increases so love. Jose, Rest In Peace