Connecticut shooting: Sandy Hook victim Anne Marie Murphy mourned by Katonah parents

Anne Marie Murphy, seen in a recent photo,

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Anne Marie Murphy, seen in a recent photo, was among the 27 victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The special education teacher's father, Hugh McGowan, said first responders told him his daughter used her body to shield the children. (Dec. 15, 2012) (Credit: Provided by Hugh and Alice McGowan)

Anne Marie Murphy died Friday protecting the children she loved.

As a gunman fired a fusillade of bullets at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., 52-year-old Murphy shielded the bodies of students, authorities told her father, Hugh McGowan of Katonah. Her body was found in a classroom, they told him, covering a group of children who died in the tragic shooting that left 27 dead,...

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