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Clark Man, Formerly of Plainfield, Found Dead After Ex-Girlfriend Killed in Trenton; Investigation Ongoing

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Fred Terrible of Clark died on Jan. 3. Credits: Facebook
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Terrible posted a photo of his ex-girlfriend the day after she was killed. Credits: Facebook
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Under one of Terrible's post on Facebook friends offer condolences about Barrera's death while one final comment expresses disbelief that now he is gone too. Credits: Facebook
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Terrible's shared this post on Facebook the day after Barrera's death Credits: Facebook
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In translations on Facebook, Terrible identifies Barrera as his fiance on comments in one of his posts. Credits: Facebook
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A Go-Fund me page was started to help Barrera's family with expenses. Credits: Go-Fund Me
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CLARK, NJ — The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is still investigating the death of Gladys Barrera, the former girlfriend of Fred Terrible, 58, who died on Jan. 3 of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound just days after Barrera was killed in Trenton on New Year’s Eve, according to Police Chief Pedro Matos.

In a post on Terrible’s Facebook page on New Year’s Day he expressed disbelief of her passing. In translated comments under one of his posts, Terrible identifies her as his fiance, and says they were to be married.   Many friends offered condolences, and in one final comment made several days after Terrible’s post, a friend expressed disbelief that he too is gone.

Terrible’s obituary indicates he was originally from Italy and lived in Plainfield before settling in Clark. He is survived by two daughters.

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According to Matos the investigation into Barrera’s killing is under investigation at this time by Mercer County officials. A go fund me page was set up to support the family of Barrera with expenses.  

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