Widow of murder victim Nathan Trapuzzano gives birth to daughter

Photo courtesy Jennifer Trapuzzano - Rachel Vanoven Photography
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The young widow of Nathan Trapuzzano, who was shot and killed in an attempted mugging on April 1, has given birth to the couple's daughter.

Jennifer Trapuzzano gave birth to daughter Cecilia on April 25th. She posted the following message on her Facebook page:

"Today in the Catholic Church, we celebrated the canonization into sainthood of two wonderful popes, Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, on this most special Divine Mercy Sunday. As we celebrate this great day, I would like to share another great celebration - Miss Cecilia Marie Trapuzzano is here Born April 25th. We are both home now and are doing so well. She has provided me with so many smiles already. I can feel Nate smiling down on us and am so grateful for this most wonderful gift he blessed me with. Thank you all so much for your continued prayers, I am so humbled by how many have reached out to us and shown us so much love. The prayers were especially appreciated as I brought our little girl into this world."

"Cecilia has brought us much needed smiles after the devastating loss of Nate. The family would like to thank everyone who has supported us throughout this past month," Jennifer Trapuzzano's family wrote in a statement Monday.

Jennifer also says she's thrilled that the baby has dark hair like her father. A fundraiser site has raised over $150,000 for Jennifer and her daughter.

Simeon Adams, 16, was arrested for Nathan Trapuzzano's murder. If convicted on all the charges, Adams could be sentenced to 100 years in prison.

(Photo courtesy Rachel Vanoven Photography)