Family in Need after tragic Holiday murder.

I am a family friend that wanted to help Jacqueline, so with her ok, I've helped her create a GoFundMe account.

It is with a heavy heart that I share this news, and hope whoever reads it, prays for strength and healing and finds it in their hearts to help this family through the agony they are feeling and the burden they are facing. On Dec 24, 2019, Gary Werra's life was trajically taken in the basememt of his home.
In the late morning hours, as Gary Werra prepared to fix a hot water tank in his basement, his long time girlfriend of 7 years, Jacqueline, grabbed a coffee and told him she would see him after she tried to get some Christmas shopping done. (Their family has been struggling and is already facing multiple hardships, as the father of Jacqueline's children is terminal with an incurable cancer. Their home is being sold and they are struggling as they face the unknown.) 
Gary and Jacqueline had a quick sip of coffee and each went on with their plans for the day. Jacqueline and her oldest son left to shop, and Gary went to the basement to try and fix a second hot water tank. 
A couple hours later, Jacqueline had called multiple times and was unable to reach Gary. She felt concerned and hurried home to see why Gary wasn't answering. Jacqueline's oldest son, Daniel, had a close older friend named Jose. He would come by the house often, and help with chores or "guy projects." He had been to the house in the days before to help Gary with the hot water tanks. Jacqueline tried calling his phone too, and was finally able to reach Jose. He was at the house with Gary. When a phone call didn't make sense, Jacqueline raced home to find blood in her basement. 
There, a "fight" ensued between Gary and Jose and Gary lost his life in the basement of his home.  His body was removed and later discovered in a wooded area along Bay St in Fall River. A few hours later, Jose Amador, was arrested and charged with murder.
Gary's family is staying in a hotel, and is preparing to move. Their Christmas was ruined, their lives have been shattered, and they are in need of any help anyone can provide. Jacqueline and Gary's mother will need help providing a proper burial and services for Gary.

This family is torn. Gary was a great guy and liked to fix things. He loved BMW's and was an avid collector of all kinds of unique finds. He enjoyed his family and his Golden Retrievers. He loved his family. He would protect his family and friends. I pray for peace and closure for this family. Please, if you can help this family in any way it would be appreciated. Gary and his family helped so many. Find it in your hearts to help or donate in any way you can.


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Bonnie Smith 
Fall River, MA
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