Court documents released Tuesday revealed more details about the last days of Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford’s life after she was allegedly killed by her roommate and her roommate’s boyfriend.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Fulton County Superior Court documents report that the 21-year-old senior was strangled to death and smothered with a plastic bag before her body was put in a plastic bin and dumped in a park.
As the AJC notes, prior to her death, Crawford had accused her roommate’s boyfriend, Barron Brantley, of sexually assaulting her on Oct. 27.
After the assault, Crawford and her roommate, Jordyn Jones, reportedly were not speaking, according to Jones. But on Oct. 30, Jones claims that Crawford asked her to take her to get alcohol late that night.
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Once the pair got back to their off-campus apartment, a physical fight, in which Brantley also got involved, reportedly broke out.
“As a result of the physical altercation, Barron Brantley choked the victim until she was deceased,” a report from the Atlanta Police Department read. “Afterwards Jones and Brantley placed Alexis Crawford in a plastic bin and transported her body to Exchange Park in Decatur, GA, where they placed her body in the woods.”
Jones’ arrest warrant also noted that Jones also smothered Crawford with a black trash bag.
The warrant said that Crawford was killed in the early morning hours of Oct. 31.
After Crawford’s family reported the 21-year-old missing, a search rapidly ensued.
Originally, Jones told police that she did not know where Crawford went. However, about a week into the search, Brantley reportedly admitted to killing her.
Police arrested Brantley and Jones, both of whom are 21, over the weekend. The couple has been charged with felony murder. Both are being held without bond as of Tuesday morning and are scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 22.
Crawford’s funeral is expected to take place on Saturday in Athens at Cornerstone Church.
Anyone who wishes to assist the family with funeral costs is asked to call Gregory B. Levett & Sons Funeral Homes, who is in charge of the arrangements, at 770-338-5558.
“The Crawfords have a large family, 10 children, and they have three in college, including Alexis,” Rev. Markel Hutchins said. “They not only need, but also deserve the public’s support in laying her to rest with the kind of dignity and decency she deserves.”