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 Edmond Michael “Eddie” Crimmins Jr.

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Edmond Michael “Eddie” Crimmins Jr.

Birth
Kew Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA
Death 14 Jul 1965 (aged 5)
Kew Gardens, Queens County, New York, USA
Burial Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
Plot Section: St. Mark, Range: 15, Grave: 71
Memorial ID 6963541 View Source

Murder Victim. Five-year-old Eddie and his four-year-old sister, Missy, disappeared from their bedroom in their mother's apartment sometime during the night of July 4th, 1965. The next day, Missy's body was found on a vacant lot. Five days later, Eddie's body was found on an embankment overlooking the Van Wyck Expressway. Missy had been strangled, but the manner of Eddie's death could not be determined due to excessive decomposition. Their mother, Alice, an attractive, flashy woman who was separated from their father, immediately fell under the suspicion of the police. They didn't like her bar-hopping, promiscuous lifestyle or her lack of emotion in their presence. And they especially didn't like her form-fitting clothes. She was arrested and tried twice for Missy's murder, after winning an appeal on her first conviction, and was ultimately convicted of manslaughter. She was convicted of first degree murder in Eddie's death, but the verdict was once again overturned on appeal. The DA opted to not try her for this crime again. She served less than four years in prison and remarried. The case was the subject of the book "The Alice Crimmins Case" by Kenneth Gross and the loosely-based TV-movie "A Question of Guilt," starring Tuesday Weld.

Bio by: Karen Valentine


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