2 suspects accused in shooting at Bob’s Tavern in Finleyville appear in court

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Pa. — A man and woman accused in a deadly shooting at Bob’s Tavern in Finleyville in October appeared in court Friday.

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Keaundre Crews and Maurissa Spencer are both facing charges in connection with Jaisen Irwin’s death.

After a five-hour-long preliminary hearing, homicide charges were held for Crews, the man accused of shooting and killing 29-year-old Jaisen Irwin after an argument at a bar.

Irwin’s uncle, Herb Green, spoke with us as he left the courtroom.

“We just want to see justice served for my nephew, that’s all,” said Green.

Police say Irwin was shot seven times in early October following an argument at Bob’s Tavern in Finleyville, then his body was dumped nearby in the middle of the road

Today we were there as both suspects: Spencer, who police say left the victim to die; and Crews, the man responsible for the shooting, had their day in court.

Spencer waived her preliminary hearing and had nothing to say as she exited the court this afternoon. Her lawyer spoke on her behalf.

“The victim, in this case, was a dear friend of Ms. Spencer’s and she is grieving as well,” said Blaine Jones, Spencer’s defense attorney.

Crews sat in front of a judge for more than five hours as Washington County’s District Attorney, Jason Walsh, presented surveillance video and multiple witnesses who said they heard an argument and then multiple gunshots.

“The evidence speaks for itself. I mean, it’s hard to believe that someone drove in the opposite direction within 40 minutes and then drove back again and waited for seven minutes,” Walsh explained.

A judge agreeing with Walsh held the homicide charges. Crews left the courthouse in handcuffs, but his lawyer strongly disagreed, saying he is innocent.

“I’ve never seen a case with less evidence presented to support the government’s case, in fact, the case they presented established what we already knew,” said Crews’ attorney.

The victim’s family reacted to the long day in court, saying they have no doubt justice will ultimately be served.

“The evidence is there, and everybody knows what happened,” Green said.

Spencer and Crews will have their next court date in January 2023.

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