Lucius Crawford has pleaded guilty to murdering three women in New York since 1993 and faces a sentence of 25 years to life, the New York Post reports.
Crawford, who is originally from Charleston, S.C., admitted to killing two women in 1993 and 1994, as well as another woman in 2012, after being confronted by law-enforcement officers at his Mount Vernon, N.Y., home in 2012. In an earlier report, the Post detailed how officers came upon the third body of a woman, stabbed eight times, while at Crawford’s home to ask him about the two early-1990s deaths.
At that point, Crawford had been in and out of prison since 1973, when Crawford was accused of stabbing five women in his hometown. He pleaded guilty in two of the cases and was sentenced to six years. The serial attacker got out in less than three years, however, and within a short time reportedly stabbed four other women after they rejected his advances. Crawford pleaded guilty to those stabbings and was sentenced to another 24 years in prison but again got out early.
Crawford was paroled from Sing Sing prison in 2008 after serving 13 years for an attempted murder in Yonkers, N.Y., the news site notes.
When asked about his issues with women in a 2006 parole hearing, he reportedly said, “We just can’t get along. Something always goes wrong.” He also claimed, however, “I wouldn’t say I hate women.”
Crawford is due to be sentenced June 10, according to the Post.