Family sets up GoFundMe for alleged shooter, wife’s funeral costs


A GoFundMe has been set up for Javier and Maribel Casarez. The sheriff’s department says Javier Casarez, 54, shot and killed his wife Maribel, 45, and four others before shooting himself on Sept. 12 in Southeast Bakersfield.

The GoFundMe was set up on Sept. 13 and reads:

 “The Casarez family is asking for help, even though it’s unfortunate what has occurred any donations would be greatly appreciated, all proceedings will be for funeral expenses. They left behind 6 children and aside from what the media has portrayed they were loving & caring parents.”

Court documents obtained Thursday showed the Casarezes were going through a a divorce. Casarez filed the divorce, claiming  his wife was cheating on him.

Sheriff Donny Youngblood said Wednesday’s mass  murder apparently stemmed from a domestic violence situation.

Court filings document arguments between Javier and Petra Maribel Bolanos De Casarez over money and their children. Olivia LaVoice reports Casarez even asked a judge to grant a subpoena to see who his wife was texting.

[MORE: Court Docs: Shooter’s belief wife was cheating could be the link to several of his victims]

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