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Crawford pleads guilty

October 1, 2013
Messenger News

Larry D. Crawford has pleaded guilty to two amended charges on the day he was supposed to begin his attempted murder trial.

Crawford, 44, pleaded guilty to one count of domestic abuse/assault, third or subsequent offense as a habitual offender and one count of assault causing serious injury as a habitual offender.

He admitted that, on March 2, he assaulted his ex-wife, Jolene Crawford, in their Fort Dodge home at 339 Loomis Ave. His actions caused Jolene Crawford to suffer a traumatic brain injury and left her unable to speak.

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-Messenger photo by Hans Madsen

Larry Crawford, 44, of Fort Dodge, looks towards prosecutors Tuesday morning in Webster County District Court as he pleads guilty to several lesser charges than his original attempted murder charge. Crawford assaulted his ex-wife, Jolene Crawford, on March 2, 2013 which resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

Larry Crawford's sentencing is scheduled for Nov. 4. He faces a possible maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison, with a mandatory minimum of six years.



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