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Calvin Crew, 22, made Christi Spicuzza, mom of 4, beg Uber for her life before shooting her: cops

ByElla E. Kidwell

Feb 19, 2022

The heartbreaking final moments of an Uber driver and mother of four who was found murdered in the Pittsburgh area last weekend were captured on dashcam video that helped police arrest his suspected killer this week.

Calvin Crew, 22, was taken into custody and charged with homicide after the footage was discovered on Thursday, according to court documents and local media. Allegheny County police say Crew was seen in the footage terrorizing Christine Spicuzza, 38, and holding a gun to her head as she drove.

Spicuzza was reported missing by her family on February 11 after she never returned from her shift as an Uber driver, and her body was found a day later. Her boyfriend reportedly told police at the time that he bought her a dash cam for work, although investigators noted it was not among the items found in her car.

When found, the footage revealed Spicuzza begged Crew to spare him after he shot her with a gun, police say.

“Come on, I have a family,” Spicuzza told Crew after video allegedly showed him placing a gun to the back of his head.

“I have a family too, now I drive,” he replied.

The crew forced her through several neighborhoods in Allegheny County and accessed her wallets on her phone, according to a criminal complaint that cites data provided by Uber. “Please, I have four children,” she told him.

“Keep driving,” he replied. “Do as I say and everything will be fine. »

Spicuzza’s dashcam finally shut down. Authorities found his car and body the next morning with a single gunshot wound to the head in the town of Monroeville. While it’s not immediately clear what happened to Spicuzza after the camera went dark, authorities said it was likely “terrifying for Christine.”

Crew was arrested, jailed and charged with homicide, robbery and tampering with evidence on Thursday. According to the police, the theft was his main motivation.