- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - A trust fund has been established to assist the widow and two young children of a slain Bradenton pastor.

James “Tripp” Battle was one of three people killed Thursday. Authorities say he was shot multiple times in the courtyard of Bayshore Baptist Church. Two women - Amber Avalos and Denise Potter - were found dead a short time later in a Bradenton home.

Deputies arrested 33-year-old Andres Avalos on three counts of second-degree murder.

The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (https://bit.ly/1z5R3pQ ) reports money needed by the family will be taken from the account on a case-by-case basis after a review by its two trustees. Donations can be sent to the Tripp Battle Memorial Trust in care of the Greene, Hamrick Law Firm, 601, 12th St. W., Bradenton, FL 34205.


Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, https://www.heraldtribune.com

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