Hon. Juliett L. Crawford See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
District Court
New Haven County
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Comment #: CT346
Judge Crawford seemed to be reasonable and responsive during the trial of a good friend. However, she totally failed at sentencing the woman, who had turned herself in immediately after shooting her new boyfriend, who was actively and convincingly threatening to kill her and her two young children. The defendant waited for the police to arrive, then waived her Miranda rights and told police everything during five hours of questioning. This info was used by the prosecution to cast doubt on her self-defense claim.
The jury's last question revealed that they were splitting hairs about the definition of self-defense! And in the end they decided that she was guilty of manslaughter though not guilty of the murder charge. Huh? It's either self-defense or it's not!
Despite all this ambiguity, Judge Crawford sentenced her to 25 years in prison rather than the minimum 5 years! That's outrageous. Especially since men who kill their intimate partners (usually after abusing them!) get an average sentence of 3-6 years. That's a statistic provided by the Clemency Project at University of Michigan! Women get sentenced to an average of 15 years for the same offense, despite the fact that most of them were the VICTIMS of abuse by the man they killed. Looks like Crawford is sexist against her own gender! Do we have a right to protect ourselves and our children or NOT?