Man Convicted of Wounding Ex-Girlfriend, Killing Boyfriend
A Missouri man has been convicted of shooting into the sport utility vehicle his ex-girlfriend was driving, wounding her and killing her boyfriend.
Thirty-one-year-old Denico Crawley, of Columbia, was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon and two charges of armed criminal action.
Prosecutors say his ex-girlfriend was approaching an Interstate 70 entrance ramp in June 2017 when Crawley fired 11 shots into her SUV. She survived three gunshot wounds and testified that Crawley was the shooter. Her boyfriend, 25-year-old Quenten Hurt, died 16 days later of complications from the shooting.
Prosecutors plan to seek a lengthy prison term at next month’s sentencing hearing because of Crawley’s criminal record. At the time of the shooting, he was on parole for drug dealing and resisting arrest.