Like a note left in the courtroom by a juror, the victim’s families do not feel as if justice was served. The note, written by a juror, reads;
“To The Victims: I Do Not Feel Justice Was Served.”
Andre Crawford, arrested in 2000 by the CPD and FBI was convicted for raping and killing 11 prostitutes and drug addicts between 1993 t0 1999 in abandoned buildings in the New City neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side.
He was also convicted of raping and beating another woman with a two-by-four, shattering her legs. She survived.
After the trial ended, the jury began heated deliberations, with, from jury statements, two hold-outs on the death penalty. One juror claimed that Crawford’s childhood was a reason against the death penalty while the other did not believe in the death penalty whatsoever.
Some of the remaining jurors refused to signed the verdict affidavit if there were to be no death penalty, feeling that they were failing the victims and their families.