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Granger man charged with murdering wife leaves behind 8 children

GRANGER, Wash. - A Ganger man who allegedly murdered his wife and burned her dismembered body could be facing a life sentence in prison.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reports Jaime Munguia Alejandre, 44, was charged with second-degree murder, domestic violence and unlawful disposal of a body’s remains. 

Police found the remains of his 37-year-old wife Maria Gonzales-Castillo burning in a fire pit the day near their home after they were overheard arguing. 

Alejandre is scheduled to be informed of his charges in court on June 19.

The couple will leave eight children without parents to look after them. Other family members of the kids have been reportedly working to keep them together. 

The Granger School District is collecting donations as a result of the incident. These include clothing, gift cards to grocery stores, and toiletries for the children. 

Below are several ways you can help contribute to this family’s loss.

Clothing sizes:

• 1-year-old female, 2-year-old clothes, size 5 baby shoes

• 9-year-old female, size 7-8 shirt, size 13 shoes

• 13-year-old male, size 13 shirt, size 8 or 9 pants, size 7.5 shoes 

• 14-year-old female, extra small shirt, size 0 pants, size 6 shoes

• 15-year-old male, small shirt, size 28/28 pants, 7.5 shoes

• 17-year-old female, small shirt, size 0 pants, size 6.5 shoes

• 19-year-old male, medium shirt, size 29 pants, size 8 shoes

Gonzales-Castillo’s former workplace Stadelman Fruit is putting on a car wash on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Sunnyside Auto Zone to raise money for the children.

A yard sale will also be hosted for the children at from June 24 to 25 at 7 a.m. It will be at Granger 305 E. First Street. 

You can also donate to the family’s GoFundMe page

 


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