A dashcam inside of 38-year-old Christina Spicuzza’s car allegedly caught Calvin Crew pulling a gun on the driver as she begged for her life, according to a complaint obtained by WPXI.
“I’m begging you. I have four kids,” she told him, per the complaint.
She was missing for days before her body was found by an Amazon driver 40 feet from a Pittsburgh road, according to Monroeville Police Chief Doug Cole.
Crew is now being charged with criminal homicide, robbery, and tampering with evidence. He’s alleged to have tried to transfer money from Spicuzza’s phone after the killing, according to the complaint. The money was allegedly intended to be sent to his girlfriend’s phone, and authorities say they’re considering charging her as well. Crew is said to have called the Uber using her phone, and allegedly used her gun to kill Spicuzza.
Allegheny County Assistant Police Superintendent Victor Joseph said Crew allegedly tossed Spicuzza’s dashcam out of the car before a detective found it near the end of where he ultimately ditched it. Joseph said that investigators already had a “vast amount of evidence” when they found the footage.
Spicuzza’s fiancé, Brandon Marto, criticized Uber’s response in a statement to Channel 11.
“In the first extremely critical hours of my wife’s disappearance, when every second mattered, I feel that I could not have received less help from Uber, even though I was attempting to move mountains to find Christi,” he said. “I don’t want to see this happen to someone else’s sister, daughter or wife. Uber needs to protect its drivers more and it starts here with Christi.”
An Uber spokesperson, via NBC, shared that the company was “in touch with law enforcement to support the investigation and are grateful for everything they’ve done,” and pointed out that Joseph said they were “extremely helpful” in the case. Uber debuted an emergency call pilot project in 2018, and the feature is available in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, per the spokesperson.