Calvin Crew: Ex-convict, 22, shot Uber driver mom Christina Spicuzza as she begged for life

'I'm begging you. I have four kids,' Spicuzza appealed to Calvin Crew as he held a gun to her head


                            Calvin Crew: Ex-convict, 22, shot Uber driver mom Christina Spicuzza as she begged for life
Calvin Crew (L) has been charged in the fatal shooting of Christina Spicuzza (R) (Allegheny County Jail, Obituary)
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PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: Missing Uber driver and mother of four Christina Spicuzza was fatally shot and left in the woods by an ex-convict, as per latest updates on the investigation by Allegheny County police. Spicuzza, 38, was allegedly killed by Calvin Crew, 22, in a botched robbery attempt on February 11, 2022. Her family had filed a missing report as she failed to return home after taking several Uber trips that day. 

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Now, harrowing dashcam footage of the conversation between Spicuzza and Crew has emerged, moments before she was fatally shot by the former convict. Crew, who was bailed on firearms charge barely days before the shooting, has been charged with homicide, robbery, and tampering with evidence. Meanwhile, police have released a transcript for Spicuzza and Crew's conversation before her death, where the Uber driver could be heard begging for her life and mentioning her four kids. 

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Around 9:14 pm on February 11, Calvin Crew ordered an Uber to 139 Brinton Avenue in Pitcairn, using the phone of his girlfriend Tanaya Mullen. Christina Spicuzza happened to be the driver who arrived for the fateful trip. Crew reportedly held a gun to her head soon after the trip started and asked her to keep driving. 

The mother of four spoke about her family, begging Crew to let her go. "I'm begging you. I have four kids," she told the 22-year-old. However, he responded, "I got a family too. Now drive," as he repeatedly told her to complete the trip. Spicuzza begged him several times to move his gun away, but Crew continued to hold it to her head as he reached for her phone on the dashboard. He even told her, "Do what I say and everything will be all right."

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What eventually led to the fatal shooting is unclear as Crew turned off Spicuzza's dashcam towards the end. The 38-year-old mother was later found with a gunshot wound to the back of her head. The accused, Calvin Crew, happens to be a career criminal with a long rap sheet. He was barred from possessing a firearm due to his juvenile crimes and so he used his girlfriend's gun to kill Spicuzza, it is believed. At present, he is being held without bail at the Allegheny County jail and a court hearing is scheduled for February 25, 2022. 

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Meanwhile, a GoFundMe has been launched for Spicuzza's funeral and future expenses for her children. Her fiance Brandon Marto wrote a heartbreaking note on Facebook following the news of her tragic death. "I am asking anyone and everyone that KNOWS Christina Sabra Spicuzza to tell a story, or leave a comment about how you KNOW her. It can be as brief or as long as you like. I would like very much if you would please share this, whether you KNOW her or not, as I am not friends with everyone that KNOWS her. Please share!," he wrote. 

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Marto further added, "I'm hurting. I'm hurting bad. I'm trying so hard to prepare for the next three days, but I am beyond terrified for myself and the kids. I'm hoping that reading some wonderful comments about my wife, life partner, and soul mate will help ease the pain, as well as provide memories years from now. Thank you so very much! I love you so much Christi."

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