Ex-Con Admits to Fatally Stabbing Woman in New York Basement

Lucius Crawford, 60, confesses to 2012 Mount Vernon murder as well as two others in 1993 and 1994.
3:00 | 12/05/12

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Murder suspect in Westchester County -- after police say he has killed three times. He was arrested after the stabbing death of a Mount Vernon woman eyewitnesses reporter Lisa come across these live now and -- and outside City Hall with the latest Lisa. Good afternoon -- and police commissioner Carl Bell says this is the closest thing to a serial killer Mount Vernon has ever seen. Six year old -- -- Crawford has confessed to fatally stabbing a woman yesterday and Mount Vernon he also confessed to killing women in Yonkers and the Bronx. When police parole officers in cold case detectives arrived at seven -- in street in Mount Vernon yesterday afternoon looking for -- just Crawford. They made a gruesome discovery a 42 year old woman fatally stabbed. Police want to talk to -- about murders in Yonkers in the Bronx years earlier. The sixty year old ex con had only lived in this apartment for about a year after being released from prison in 2008. His rap sheet is long and violent. In 1973 he -- five women in Charleston, South Carolina he pleaded guilty and went to prison. In 1976. He stabbed four more women and was sent back to prison. In 1994 he stabbed a woman in White Plains thirteen times. It is also sent back to prison he has spent a total of thirty years in prison half his life. Yes he had been involved and he has an anger issue. That he did in fact. Murder this young lady. And that he has done this in the past. Now another strange twist to this case as the cold case detectives were moving and to speak to -- -- Crawford. Mount Vernon police received a call -- 911 saying that a woman had been hurt. That call was from Crawford himself.

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