March 31, 2017 – A former Memphis police officer convicted last month of killing her wife following a domestic dispute in 2014 was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison without parole, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Jaselyn Grant, 36, was sentenced by Criminal Court Judge Chris Craft who presided over her trial in February. She also was given a concurrent sentences of four years for aggravated assault. A third conviction for reckless endangerment was merged with the assault charge.
A jury convicted Grant of shooting and killing Keara Crowder, 29, during a heated argument inside the home. The women were married in Illinois before moving to Memphis.
The shooting occurred on Nov. 19, 2014, at the home they shared in the 4500 block of Bassett Hall in the Hickory Hill area of southeast Shelby County.
Crowder’s 12-year-old son testified that Grant also fired a shot at him as he ran from the house to get help. His mother suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died about five hours later at the hospital.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Marianne Bell and Glenda Adams of the DA’s Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit that prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners.
The unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.