Family Members Lash Out During Sentencing of I-90 Killer
CLEVELAND, Ohio—The family of a Cleveland woman murdered and dumped along I-90 two years ago lashed out in court today at one of their daughter’s killers and the prison sentence the woman received.
Fox 8 News crews were in court as Latesha Santos, 34, was sentenced to 10-years in prison for her role in the murder of Angel Bradley-Crockett.
Bradley-Crockett, a 28-year-old mother of three, was murdered on April 5, 2010. Her body was left on an embankment along I-90 near West 41st Street.
Emotions were running high from the on-set of the proceeding, as Bradley-Crockett’s husband was escorted from the courtroom in handcuffs for yelling at his wife’s killer even prior to Santos being sentenced.
Bradley-Crockett’s family spoke prior to sentencing and her father, Charles Williams, delivered biting words to the woman who conspired to kill his daughter.
“I feel that [Santos] is the lowest thing on the earth. She is scum. She is a maggot. She don’t deserve to live. I don’t have no empathy for her,” said Williams.
Santos pled guilty in February of 2011 to several counts related to the crime including involuntary manslaughter.
According to prosecutors, Santos agreed to testify against her co-conspirator in the crime, Stephon Davis, had his case gone to trial.
10 days ago Davis pled guilty to one count of aggravated murder and one count of aggravated robbery in Bradley-Crockett’s death. He was sentenced to 40-years to life behind bars, the maximum that could be imposed following Davis’ plea deal which allowed him to avoid the death penalty.
According to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutors office, Davis and Santos, both of Cleveland, got into a car accident with Bradley-Crockett and then convinced her to driving her vehicle to a secluded area to discuss the incident.
According to prosecutors, Bradley-Crockett was lured into a van that Davis had been driving, where she was beaten and strangled.
Davis and Santos allegedly took the victims clothes and personal items before disposing her body.
Bradley-Crockett’s death ignited outrage throughout the city after two Cleveland Police Officers dispatched to the scene following numerous 911 calls mistook her body for a deer.