PITTSBURGH — Court proceedings began for Calvin Crew on Wednesday, the suspect in the murder of Christina Spicuzza, an Uber driver and mother of four.
Crew has been charged with criminal homicide, robbery, and tampering with evidence.
Today was the first time Crew was brought in front of a judge, as evidence was brought forward.
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The dash cam footage of the Uber ride was shown in court. It shows Crew holding a gun to Spicuzza’s head while she pleads for her life.
Watch the recap of today’s preliminary hearing above and below-- WARNING: dashcam video is shown in the video. Viewer discretion is advised.
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Spicuzza is heard in the video pleading for her life as she drove Crew around for an hour with the gun pressed on her neck at times. At one point, he can be seen holding the gun to the base of Spicuzza’s skull and holding her ponytail. Police also said Crew tried to access Spicuzza’s banking accounts.
Spicuzza, who was a mother of four, was found dead on a hillside near a park in Monroeville in February.
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She had been shot once in the head.
Days after her body was found, police arrested Crew, charging him with criminal homicide, robbery and tampering with evidence.
Investigators said they used cellphones, license plate readers and traffic cameras to trace the movements of Spicuzza, her car and Crew. Police also found Spicuzza’s dashcam, which had been missing from the vehicle when it was found.
Police said Crew took the camera, but the authorities were eventually able to recover it.
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