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STUART CRAWFORD

 


Name:

 

AKA:

 

D.O.B.

 
Kill Total: 1

Kill date:

2008

Kill Place:

Sutton, London

Status:

 

Occupation:

 

Victim:

Michael Ryan
D.O.B.  

 


 

Court:

Old Bailey

Judge:

 Stephen Kramer QC

Prosecution:

Philip Bennetts QC

Defence:

 

   

 

 

FACTFILE


10th September 2008,, Crawford killed his landlord, then wrapped his body in a rug and pinned it behind a bookcase.

The men had met on holiday and Ryan had offered Crawford a place to stay at his Devonshire road house in Sutton, South London.

After a while  Ryan started to suspect Crawford of taking money from his internet bank account.

The body was discovered several days later.Post--mortem tests showed he died from a series of blows to the head.

Crawford then fled to Thailand with over 7,000 of Ryan's money.

 

August 2010, Crawford was arrested in the costal resort of Pattaya, Thailand,after an extradition warrant had been issued.

 

Tuesday 18th January 2011,  Crawford extradited, and arrives in the UK, on his arrival he is charged with the murder of Michael Ryan.

 

Monday 26th September 2011, Trial starts at the Old Bailey. Crawford denies murder and claims self defence.

 

Tuesday 4th October 2011, Crawford is found guilty of murder at the Old Bailey in London.

 

Wednesday 5th October 2011, Crawford is sentenced to life imprisonment with a recommendation he serve at least 26 years.

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