Citizens For A Better Norwood

Friday, November 09, 2007

Norwood man joined the army to avoid murder charges

It didn't work

The Enquirer is reporting that convicted murderer David Crawford, 23, was sentenced today to life in prison. Three years ago, he joined the U.S. Army in an attempt to avoid responsibility for shooting a friend over a drug deal gone bad, stealing his Mercedes, and then dumping his remains in Oakley. Fortunately, when he came home for Christmas dinner with family in Anderson Township, Cincinnati police detectives were waiting for him. Judge Robert Winkler agreed with prosecutor David Prem who said, “He deserves to receive the maximum sentence. He is a cold-hearted and callous person who thought he could manipulate the system and walk out the door. He never intended to take responsibility and still hasn’t.''