Crime

Spencer Crawford gets four years for camping party slaying involving LSA and a machete

Update:Among the most shocking crimes of last June was the slaying of Angus Gaudin, age seventeen, at a raucous camping party in Nederland. Afterward, nineteen-year-old Spencer Crawford was charged with murder amid reports that he'd been on drugs when he'd stabbed Gaudin to death amid confusion over a machete. In the beginning, Crawford was charged with murder, but that was pleaded down to manslaughter -- and now, after compassionate words from Gaudin's bereft father, he's received a four-year sentence. Photos, video and details below.
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