Gail Gerlach Legal Defense Fund

**Our first goal is to reach $15,000 toward the expert witness

**Our second goal is to reach $35,000 toward other experts/expenses

**Our ultimate goal is $50,000 toward the total legal defense

**Every penny of our salaries that we don't need to survive will also be put toward the defense

My husband Gail is being charged with First Degree Manslaughter in the shooting death of a career car thief who, during the commission of the theft, made a threatening motion that made us both believe he was aiming a weapon at us. The thief had five prior convictions and a felony warrant for his arrest (for theft of a motor vehicle).

Gail is a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He is the kind of person who would get out of bed at 2 in the morning and drive 500 miles to help a friend in trouble. He is being tried in the press and convicted in the court of public gossip. We have a great attorney and high hopes to clear Gail's name and restore his demonized reputation.

Despite Washington State's self-defense statutes, the prosecutor's office is pursuing the charge of First Degree Manslaughter. His legal defense expenses are going to be large. He is semi-retired and I am a public employee; we are not rich people and this will be financially devastating for us. We do not qualify for a public defender. We desperately need your help for Gail's defense against this unfair criminal charge. If you are unable to donate yourself, please help spread the word to those who can.

What can we offer you in return for your help? We don't have any perks to offer you except our prayers that God will bless you a thousandfold in return, and our iron-clad promise that we will never stop our crusade for stricter laws governing career felons who repeatedly offend and for greater rights for those defending themselves against repeat offenders whom the system cannot seem to keep in prison.

One of Gail's supporters has set up a support page on Facebook. Please help us gain national support to help right this injustice.

Other Info:

Washington State's laws governing justifiable homicide clearly fall on Gail's side.


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