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Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley found guilty; sentenced to LWOP*


Shannon Crawley at her conviction & sentencing

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Update: Denita Smith murder *Closing arguments being heard*


Shannon Crawley during court

As I have not been able to attend this trial (I am in another state!), I am curious about these tapes that were played. They sound fishy to me. Was it verified that it was really Jermeir on the tapes? I doubt it or it would have been mentioned. The voice was just a whisper. I bet his mother could tell if it was him or not. Were phone records verifed that the call was placed between their phones?

News Archive: Denita Smith murder
Closing Arguments Expected In N.C. Central Student Murder
Defense: No evidence links suspect to NCCU student’s death
Crawley testifies: ‘I didn’t’ kill her

Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley’s trial continues; Defense should begin today*


Shannon Crawley on the stand today

She is still blaming Jermeir Stroud, talking about him calling her constantly and chasing her in his car around Greensboro. I wonder if she has the phone records to back this up. In the news report, nothing was said to back that up.

News Archive: Denita Smith murder
Fiance suspected ex-girlfriend in NCCU student’s death
Jury watches Crawley interrogation video
Suspect in NCCU student’s death says she feared for her children
Accused disputes state witnesses in Denita Smith murder trial
Shannon Crawley testifies in her own defense

Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley’s trial has begun*


Denita Smith

Interestng – the defense is saying that the “real killer” is Denita’s fiance, Jermeir Jackson-Stroud and that he made Shannon go with him to Denita’s apartments. However, I don’t believe the security guard at Campus Crossing Apts. will support this. He stated it was Shannon that he saw leaving the apartments and was in her own vehicle by herself. She is trying to use the ploy about being used by a man and that she had no control over herself or the situation. But if I remember correctly, Jermeir’s alibi was solid, so I don’t think this will fly. And to those who cry about Jermeir cheating on Shannon and he must have done it, you may want to check things closer. Shannon’s relationship with Jermeir was before he and Denita were engaged.

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Accused murderer told police she’d had abortion
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Former 911 dispatcher on trial in rival’s death


Shannon Crawley going into court

News Archive: Denita Smith murder


Denita Smith

Denita Smith murder 1/4/2007 Durham, NC *Found shot to death outside her apartment*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley has been arrested for her murder*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Funeral held for Denita and Shannon Crawley went to court*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley accused of stalking Denita’s fiance*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley indicted for murder*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley gets bail set* *175,000*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley released on bail*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley’s trial has begun*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley’s trial continues; Defense should begin today*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Closing arguments being heard*
Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley found guilty; sentenced to LWOP

INMATE INFORMATION

SHANNON CRAWLEY
Offender Number: 0994267
Inmate Status: ACTIVE
Gender: FEMALE
Race: BLACK
Ethnic Group: AFRICAN
Age: 33
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN

Name(s) Of Record

CRAWLEY SHANNON
CRAWLEY SHANNON ELIZABETH

Most Recent Incarceration Summary

Incarceration Status: ACTIVE
Total Incarceration Term: LIFE
Conviction Date: 02/22/2010
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Primary Crime: MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Primary Crime Type: FELON
Special Characteristics: LIFE
Current Status: FELON
Admission Date: 02/22/2010
Admitting Location: NC CI WOMEN
Control Status: REGULAR POPULATION
Next Control Review: UNKNOWN
Custody Classification: MEDIUM
Next Custody Review: 09/01/2012
Number Of Infractions: 3
Last Infraction Date: 06/04/2011
Current Location: NCCI WOMEN
Previous Location: SOUTHERN CI
Last Movement : RECEIVED FROM SOUTHERN CI
Last Movement Date: 07/21/2011

Escapes?: N
Offender Sentence History

Most Recent Period of Incarceration Record

Sentence Number: BB-001
Commitment Type: INMATE
Conviction Date: 02/22/2010
County Of Conviction: DURHAM
Service Status: ACTIVE
Sentence Begin Date: 02/22/2010
Sentence Status: ACTIVE
Actual Release Date:
Punishment Type: ACTIVE SS
Projected Release Date: LIFE
Sentence Type 1: DEPT OF CORR DIV OF PRISONS
Sentence Type 2: LIFE SENTENCE
Minimum Term: Maximum Term: LIFE

Commitment: INITIAL
Docket#: 07040334
Offense (Qualifier): MURDER FIRST DEGREE (PRINCIPAL)
Offense Date: 01/04/2007
Type: FELON
Sentencing Penalty Class Code: CLASS A

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Shannon Crawley

Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley released on bail*

crawley_shannon200.jpgDenita Smith’s accused killer, Shannon Crawley was released early Friday morning (between 1:30am – 2am) on bail, $175.000. This does not seem right to me. She is charged with murder. She should not have been given bail. I am really curious to find out how and why this happened. I have always believed that murder was one of those offenses that could not have a bail. If anyone can explain it, please do! Maybe this will give her a chance to get her affairs in order before the trial, which is what I expect will happen since she bailed out. It would not be appropriate if she was going to plead guilty. However, I have not read if there has been a trial date set.

News Archive: Denita Smith murder
Crawley released from jail on bond
Murder Suspect Released on Bond

Update: Denita Smith murder *Shannon Crawley gets bail set at $175,000*


Denita Smith

News Archive: Denita Smith murder
Bond Set For Woman Accused Of Killing N.C. Central Student From Charlotte
Bond set in NCCU student’s slaying
Bond Set for Suspect in NCCU Student’s Slaying

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Shannon Crawley

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