Friends and neighbors of Mark Werkheiser, who was shot to death in March, gather in Palmer Township this week to help give his four children a place to live, according to The Express-Times.
, was found shot to death in his bed in Williams Township on March 15. , the mother of their four children, was charged with his killing a few weeks later. Prosecutors in say they will seek the death penalty if they get a first-degree murder conviction.
The Werkheiser children now live with their aunt, Rachelle Altemose, Mark’s sister, in a single-story home in Palmer Township, but soon that house will have a second floor. Altemose, her husband and two of their children have been living with Werkheiser’s twin 16-year-old girls and two boys, 10 and 13.
After a series of fundraisers in Wilson and Easton for the children, $40,000 has been collected, and area businesses donated another $35,000 in materials to be used in the construction and to give everyone a little more space.
You can follow the construction and get information about donating on Facebook at 4MarkWerkheiser.