An Uber driver and mom of 4 pleaded with a passenger for her life earlier than he shot and killed her in an tried theft this month, based on a felony grievance and Pennsylvania police.
Calvin Crew, 22, was arrested and charged Feb. 17 with felony murder, theft and tampering with proof within the dying of Christina Spicuzza, 38, who was reported lacking by her household six days earlier after she didn’t return residence following a shift of Uber fares.
When Spicuzza picked up Crew as a passenger for an Uber journey on the evening of Feb. 10, he pulled a gun on her, based on a felony grievance filed in Pittsburgh Municipal Courtroom.
In dashcam footage, Spicuzza tells her assailant, “Come on, I’ve a household … I am begging you, I’ve 4 youngsters,” based on the grievance.
GPS data present Spicuzza drove by means of a number of neighborhoods with Crew as a passenger, and telephone historical past revealed a number of cash switch apps have been accessed on her telephone throughout the drive, based on the grievance.
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Spicuzza’s physique was found by an Amazon driver on the facet of a street Feb. 12. She died of a single gunshot wound to the top, based on Allegheny County police.
“It was a mindless killing that left 4 kids with out a mom. My coronary heart breaks for Christina’s kids and her household,” Victor Joseph, Allegheny County police assistant superintendent, mentioned at a information convention Friday.
Authorities tried to find out what could have been stolen from Spicuzza and whether or not Crew’s girlfriend will face felony expenses for ordering the Uber on his behalf.
In response to the incident, an Uber spokesperson advised USA TODAY on Sunday the corporate banned the accounts for the one that ordered the journey and the suspect.
“No household ought to should endure such an unimaginable loss and our ideas are with Christi’s family members throughout this troublesome time,” Uber mentioned in an announcement. “We’ve been in contact with regulation enforcement to help the investigation and are grateful for the whole lot they’ve completed.”
There no motive to consider Crew and Spicuzza knew one another, police mentioned.
“In my expertise, that is uncommon in Alleghany County … fortunately, it does not occur that always,” Joseph mentioned. “Extra occasions than not, there’s a relationship between the actor and sufferer. On this scenario, we have no idea of any.”