Boyfriend of slain Sandy Hook victim was going to propose to her on Christmas Eve

Posted at 9:13 AM, Dec 17, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-17 09:14:49-05

Rachel D’Avino, 29, was working as a teacher’s aide at Sandy Hook Elementary School a week before the shooting.  She had just finished up her coursework to become a board certified behavior analyst.

Just days before the massacre, her boyfriend had asked her parents for her hand in marriage.

He was planning to propose on Christmas Eve.