Andre Crawford

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Andre Crawford
Andre Crawford mugshot.jpg
Mugshot
Born (1962-03-20) March 20, 1962 (age 53)
United States
Criminal penalty
Life imprisonment
Conviction(s) Murder
Killings
Victims 11
Span of killings
1993–1999
Country United States
State(s) Illinois
Date apprehended
January 28, 2000[1]

Andre Crawford (born 20 March 1962) is an American convicted serial killer, who killed 11 women between 1993 to 1999. Many of the women were prostitutes or drug addicts. He also had sex with their corpses.[2]

Crawford had been placed in foster care as an infant after authorities found him living alone in squalor and after his mother admitted leaving him unattended for long periods of time. As a child he had lived with a foster family.[3] As an adult, he became a transient, living in vacant buildings in Chicago.[4]

He was accused of the murder of Evandry Harris, Patricia Dunn, Rhonda King, Angel Shatteen, Shaquanta Langley, Sonja Brandon, Nicole Townsend, Cheryl Cross, Tommie Dennis, Sheryl Johnson and Constance Bailey. He was linked by DNA to 7 of the victims, and confessed to all 11 murders. He was convicted in December, 2009.[4] A 12th woman was attacked and left for dead on Thanksgiving 1997, but survived.[5]

Hubert Geralds, Jr., 34, was convicted in 1997 of murdering six women in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The first victim was Rhonda King. Under interrogation by police, he confessed to all six murders. In 1998 he was sentenced to death. In 2000 prosecutors moved to vacate the conviction for the King murder, because DNA linked her death to Andre Crawford. Geralds remained on death row for the other five murders, however.[6] Crawford is serving his sentence in Menard Correctional Center.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Andre CRAWFORD". murderpedia.org. Retrieved 29 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Walberg, Matthew; Daarel Burnette II; Stacy St. Clair (20 December 2009). "Serial killer Andre Crawford spared death penalty". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Walberg, Matthew (16 December 2009). "Andre Crawford case: Chicago serial killer was physically and sexually abused as a teen, defense witness says". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  4. ^ a b St. Clair, Stacy; Burnette II, Daarel (3 November 2009). "Chicago serial-killing trial: Jury selection begins in Andre Crawford case". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Lutz, B.J.; Anthony Ponce (18 December 2009). "Andre Crawford Gets Life Sentence". NBC Chicago. WMAQ. Retrieved 6 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Hubert Geralds, Jr.". Center on Wrongful Convictions. Northwestern University School of Law. Retrieved 6 April 2012.