A Criminal Court jury this weekend also convicted defendant Jaselyn Grant of reckless endangerment and aggravated assault. Grant, 36, was taken into custody and will be sentenced March 10 by Judge Chris Craft.
She was convicted of killing Keara Crowder, 29, during a domestic dispute in the early-morning hours of Nov. 19, 2014, in the home they shared in the 4500 block of Bassett Hall in the Hickory Hill area of southeast Shelby County. The two women were married in Illinois.
Crowder’s 12-year-old son testified that Grant fired a shot at him as he ran from the house to get help. His mother suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died about five hours later at a hospital. The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Marianne Bell and Glenda Adams of the DA’s Intimate Partner/Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit that prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners.
The unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.