Memphis man indicted for second-degree murder for death of wife


(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE) – A 48-year-old man has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder stemming from the death of his wife in July, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

A grand jury also indicted defendant Johnny Lee Crawford on aggravated assault resulting in death. He is being held on $1 million bond.

On July 21, 2019, police found Jasmine Robinson, 41, unresponsive in Park Avenue near Grand Street in Orange Mound. Witnesses said the victim was running away from a man who caught up with her and punched her in the back of the head.

Robinson fell into the street and was motionless, while the assailant, later identified as Crawford, walked away and left her there. Several vehicles swerved to miss the victim before an SUV struck her.

The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Meghan Fowler of the DA’s Special Prosecution Unit which seeks maximum sentencing for repeat felony offenders.

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