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Jury Convicts Redford Township Man of Premeditated Murder, 5 Other Felonies

LANSING – Yesterday, in the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County, a jury found Maurice Crisp, 43, of Redford Township, guilty of six felonies for the 2021 shooting of two men, announced Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel.

In May of 2021, Crisp shot and killed his neighbor in the Warwick Village mobile home park in Redford Township following a confrontation between the men. He then shot a witness in the back of the head, who survived.

Crisp was charged and convicted of:

  • One count of first-degree Murder, a mandatory life-sentence felony without the possibility of parole;
  • One count of Assault with Intent to Murder, a potential life-sentence felony;
  • One count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm, a 5-year felony; and
  • Three counts of Felony Firearm, each count a 2-year felony.

Crisp’s then-girlfriend and co-defendant Amy Morgan, 43, of Redford Township, pled guilty in January to Accessory After the Fact to a Felony, a 5-year felony, for helping Crisp hide in the aftermath of the shooting. She will be sentenced on March 6th.

Crisp previously pled guilty to second-degree Murder and Felony Firearm in 2003 and was then sentenced in November of that year to 15-30 years’ incarceration, before being paroled in July of 2020. At the time of the 2021 murder, Crisp was still on parole for these convictions. He will be sentenced by the Honorable Shannon Walker in the 3rd Circuit Court on February 16th, 2024.

“These were senseless and brutal crimes that took one life and changed the course of another,” said Nessel. “I am appreciative of the prosecutors in my office for taking these significant charges to trial, and I’m especially thankful for this jury, whose verdicts will bring justice and accountability.”


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