A mother of four, while driving for Uber in Pennsylvania, was murdered by a passenger. Dashcam video evidence reveals she begged for her killer to spare her life during a robbery attempt that ended with her death.
38-year-old Christi Spicuzza, of Turtle Creek, pleaded, “I’m begging you, I have four kids,” according to dashcam video footage of the horrendous crime, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
On February 12, Spicuzza was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head in Monroeville, 10 miles east of Pittsburgh, a town with a population nearing 29,000 people, the Allegheny County Police Department stated.
According to the criminal complaint, Spicuzza picked up a 22-year-old passenger named Calvin Crew around 9:15 pm on Thursday, February 10. Crew allegedly pulled out a gun as soon as he entered the vehicle and held it to the back of Spicuzza’s head.
According to the Post-Gazette, the complaint says that Spicuzza made it clear to her assailant that she had a family, and the animal holding the gun on her replied, “I got a family, too. Now drive.”
At one point she said, “I’m begging you, I have four kids.”
He again and again told her to “complete the trip” as she continued to ask him to put the gun down. He kept holding the gun to the back of her neck.
“Please take that off of me,” she pleaded. Crew reached forward and took her cell phone.
The gunman allegedly let Spicuzza know that if she did what he told her to do, everything would “be all right.” That was right before he grabbed the dashcam and ended the footage.
Police found the dashcam on Thursday, according to the criminal complaint, as it was apparently abandoned near where Crew told Spicuzza he wanted to be dropped off.
He wound up shooting her in the head, killing her instantly.
Some facets of the case are still under investigation. For example, police are still trying to find out what Crew may have stolen from Spicuzza and whether his girlfriend will also face criminal charges for ordering the Uber for him.
The complaint says, Crew’s girlfriend, 22-year-old Tanaya Mullen of Pitcairn, sent him a text saying, “not going to jail if we get caught.” Police said they wouldn’t speculate on the meaning of the text.
There were no charges filed against Mullen by Friday afternoon. It’s not clear if Mullen’s handgun, which she told police went missing after being brought to a birthday party for a relative of Crew’s, was used in the killing.
The complaint does say that Mullen told police that Crew tried to borrow the gun from her at one point, but he “didn’t put it in words.” When asked by police if she believed Crew had her weapon, Mullen responded in the affirmative.
On Thursday, Crew was arrested. He was arraigned on Friday before District Judge Robert P. Dzvonick. Pending a preliminary hearing on February 25, Crew is being held without bail in the Allegheny County Jail, the Post-Gazette noted.
Spicuzza’s remains were found Saturday, February 12, a day after she was reported missing when she did not come home after she was done driving for Uber the night before. Her body was discovered by a delivery driver. Pitcairn Police found her vehicle on Fourth St in Pitcairn.
Christopher Kearns, the County Police Superintendent, said that he doesn’t believe there was a prior connection between Spicuzza and Crew and that the shooter planned to rob the mother of four.
There is an ongoing investigation to find out exactly what happened.
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