NJ man released early due to COVID rules accused of murder two days later

NJ man released early due to COVID rules accused of murder two days later
Jerry Crawford. Cumberland County Jail (NJ) via NY Post

[Ed. – I guess we have our pick of climate change and systemic racism as the top factors in Mr. Crawford’s graduation from burglary to capital murder.]

A New Jersey inmate who was freed early because of the COVID-19 pandemic has been charged with murdering a teenager just two days after his release.

Jerry Crawford, 25, was serving time for burglary when he was let out on “public health emergency credits” to parole supervision on Nov. 4, prison officials confirmed to NJ.com Wednesday.

He has since been charged with the murder of Davion Scarbrough, 18, who was gunned down in Bridgeton on Nov. 6 — just two days after Crawford got out of South Woods State Prison, the outlet said.

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He was charged alongside Yusuf Waites — who had also just gotten out of custody less than a month before the shooting.

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