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A Pennsylvania Uber driver and mother of four begged a customer to spare her life, before he allegedly shot and killed her during an attempted robbery, police said.
“I beg you, I have four children,” Christi Spicuzza pleaded, 38, according to dash cam video of the horrific crime, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported.
Spicuzza, of Turtle Creek, was found dead with a single gunshot wound to the head in a wooded area on Feb. 12 in Monroeville, according to the Allegheny County Police Department.
He had picked up 22-year-old Calvin Crew, from Penn Hills, around 9:15 p.m. on February 10 when, 10 minutes into the trip, he allegedly put a gun to the back of her neck.
“You’ve got to be kidding me,” Spicuzza said as he leaned back and felt the gun, according to dash cam footage detailed in a criminal complaint obtained by the Post-Gazette.
Christi Spicuzza begged Calvin Crew not to hurt her during the trip and pleaded with the suspect that she has four children.
The suspect allegedly told him to “keep driving,” as Spicuzza pleaded, “Come on, I have a family,” the video shows.
“I have a family too, now he drives,” Crew responded.
“Do what I say and everything will be fine,” Crew said.
The video ends after the suspect grabs the camera.
Crew was arrested Thursday and charged with criminal homicide, robbery and tampering with evidence.
Cops found the dash cam near the area where Crew had requested to be dropped off, according to the complaint.
During a news conference Friday, Allegheny County Police Superintendent Christopher Kearns said Crew’s motive was likely to rob Spicuzza. The two had no prior connection, he said.
Spicuzza’s family had reported her missing on February 11 when she did not return home after taking several Uber fares the night before.
Police said GPS records showed he had driven through several neighborhoods with Crew allegedly in the back seat.
According to the complaint, Crew received a text message from his girlfriend Tanaya Mullen, 22, which read, “(I’m not) going to jail if we get caught.”
Mullen allegedly told police his firearm was missing after he brought it to a birthday party for one of Crew’s relatives.
It is unclear if his gun was the one used to kill Spicuzza.
Mullen has not been charged and police declined to comment further on the post.
Crew was arraigned early Friday before District Judge Robert Dzvonick, the Post-Gazette reported.
He is being held without bond in the Allegheny County Jail pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for February 25.
Police found the dashcam near the area where Calvin Crew requested to be dropped off, according to the complaint.