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Police charge man in 1988 Fall River murder

Fall River woman, Gayle Botelho, found buried in neighbor’s backyard in 2000

NEW BEDFORD — After nearly 25 years, authorities believe they have solved the brutal slaying of a 32-year-old mother of three from Fall River, thanks largely to a change of heart by a witness in the case.

On Monday, Bristol District Attorney C. Samuel Sutter announced that Daniel T. Tavares Jr., 46, has been indicted in the 1988 slaying of Gayle Botelho.

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