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‘Anger Issues,’ to Put It Mildly

Posted on | December 5, 2012 | 21 Comments

Lucius Crawford is 60 years old. A summary of his criminal career:

In 1976, he was released after serving three years in prison for stabbing a woman in Charleston, S.C.
In 1977, Crawford was sentenced to 24 years in prison for stabbing five women, ages 14 to 28, over a five-day period in Charleston.
In 1991, just months after his release, Crawford was sentenced to 184 days in jail after being convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.
In 2008, Crawford was released on parole after serving 13 years in prison for attempted murder for stabbing his 31-year-old co-worker 13 times.

In case you lost count, during a 35-year period, Crawford served more than 30 years in prison for violent crime. Any person with ordinary common sense would look at that record and say, “Gosh, this Lucius Crawford guy sure likes to stab women, doesn’t he?”

So when cold-case detectives were trying to solve a 1993 murder — a woman stabbed to death during one of those brief episodes when Crawford wasn’t in prison for stabbing women — the logic led them to a rather obvious suspect:

Detectives hoping to finally arrest a suspect in a 19-year-old killing in New York City didn’t find him when they went to his apartment this week. But they made another shocking discovery: the body of a woman who had been stabbed nine times in the chest.
Once he was located, Lucius Crawford further surprised investigators by confessing to killing the 42-year-old woman found in his Mount Vernon, N.Y., home, along with two other victims in 1993, police said Wednesday. The carnage fit a horrific pattern of violence against women that began in South Carolina in the 1970s.
The ex-con told police that he “has anger issues and he did in fact murder this young lady and that he has done this in the past,” Mount Vernon police Commissioner Carl Bell said at news conference. “He focuses his attacks on young women. He befriends them and at some point he ends up either attacking them or killing them.”

Lucius Crawford “has anger issues.” And, usually, a knife.


21 Responses to “‘Anger Issues,’ to Put It Mildly”

  1. Dianna Deeley
    December 5th, 2012 @ 5:47 pm


    There’s not much to say, is there?

  2. Gary Smith
    December 5th, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

    We need better knife control laws…

  3. K-Bob
    December 5th, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    Hey, if there’s no knife, those ladies are still alive. Just sayin’.

    This concludes my only Bob Costas impersonation. Waitress, Veal, all week, etc.

  4. Bob Belvedere
    December 5th, 2012 @ 5:59 pm

    And Remember:
    Every Hour Is Happy Hour

  5. Stogie Chomper
    December 5th, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    I figured Lucius must be of the eboniferus persuasion and a Google search confirmed this. Just sayin’

  6. jwallin
    December 5th, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    Hey Bob Costas! Are you paying attention? Oh and the other nitwit who said the NRA was the KKK?

    Guess what ethnicity ole Lucius is? Go on, Guess.

    Seems that Mr. Belcher isn’t the only melanin enhanced person with anger, control and violence towards women issues. Maybe some programs for black men from single mother “families” would be advisable. Let’s at least admit the problem. ’cause until you admit the problem, the answers will NEVER BE FOUND.

    Na’ Mean, yo?

  7. JeffS
    December 5th, 2012 @ 7:12 pm

    /enable MSM mode

    Luciusis not a professional athlete earning a bazillion dollars every year. Ergo, his story is not relevant.

    /disable MSM mode

  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 5th, 2012 @ 7:23 pm

    We better ban steak houses. They often give you a big ass knife (of course I have my own personal agenda against steak houses).

  9. John Galt
    December 5th, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    He just needs more understanding and rehabilitation. He’s not a BAD guy, really… /snark

  10. Bob Belvedere
    December 5th, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

    Moo You!

  11. Danby
    December 5th, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    Apologies to Bob Dylan

    How many hoes must a pimp listen to
    before he resorts to a stab?
    How many thrusts with a knife does it take
    before she sleeps on a slab?

    How many murders can a playa commit
    and still hope to walk around free?
    How many knives in how many chests
    before we throw out the key?

    The answer my friend, is blowing in the wind.
    The answer is blowing in the wind.

  12. richard mcenroe
    December 5th, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    After all, aren’t we all guilty? We could have done more to make knives less readily available to this poor tormented soul.

  13. DonaldDouglas
    December 5th, 2012 @ 8:21 pm

    Lucius is a “victim”, no doubt.

  14. SDN
    December 5th, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

    “He needed killin’. “

  15. Becca Lower
    December 5th, 2012 @ 9:21 pm

    Oh, c’mon, folks– that took some effort . One “up twinkles” for you!

  16. K-Bob
    December 5th, 2012 @ 9:29 pm

    In O/T news, TheOtherMcCain placed 30th out of 60 here.

    (ahead of some fine, fine blogs I might add)

  17. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 5th, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    Veal? Monsters, all of you! I need to take this opportunity to discuss the need for bovine off the menu control.

  18. K-Bob
    December 5th, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    It’s ahh, chicken veal. Yeah, that’s it.

  19. Mortimer Snerd
    December 5th, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    Hmmmm. I wonder who Lucius voted for?

  20. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    December 6th, 2012 @ 1:59 am

    A country with anger issues: Chemical Warfare!

  21. McGehee
    December 6th, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    Ironically, that’s the fight song of her alma mooter, Moo U.