May 17, 2015 11:34 AM
Nashua ceremony honors slain 3-year-old with a special cherry tree, bench
NASHUA - Dozens of people gathered at Livingston Park on Saturday to dedicate a special bench and cherry tree to the memory of 3-year-old Brielle Gage.
“This bench represents a lot to our family because there wasn’t a funeral or anything, so we had really no way to say good-bye to Brielle,” said Sharon L. Boucher, Brielle’s paternal grandmother, according to the Nashua Telegraph.
Police say Brielle died of injuries inflicted by her mother, Katlyn Marin, who was arrested in January on second-degree murder charges slightly more than a month after the toddler’s death.
Marin, 26, is accused of assaulting her daughter multiple times in their Oak Street residence.
Six officers from the Nashua Police Department attended the ceremony in Brielle’s honor.
“This has obviously impacted us pretty hard – dealing with something like this where a 3-year-old child is killed, it’s never easy,” said Nashua police Capt. David Bailey.