Double Murder Update

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Double Murder Update

Published on August 05, 2013 by Larry Crippen

It’s come to light through records obtained by local media from the Walker County District Clerk’s office that custody issues involving 18-month-old Aiyden Benjamin Lewis, the child who died in a double murder in Huntsville on July 24th, had been recently considered by the court.

Joint custody had been granted to Aiyden’s parents, Tiffany Crawford and Howard Lewis, in a temporary court order on May 1st.

The right of designating primary residence of the child had been granted to Tiffany Crawford of Huntsville. Howard Lewis was ordered to pay child support. A trial had been set for October 16th.

Lewis could have utilized his custody rights from June 15th to July 27th. At the time of his death, Aiyden was staying with his mother and his maternal grandparents in Huntsville.

The grandmother, Shanta Crawford, died in the double murder on July 24th.

The father, Howard Lewis, was reported to be employed by the Dawson Prison Unit in Dallas. Tiffany was employed by the Ellis Unit in Huntsville.

A funeral was held in Huntsville for Shanta Crawford and Aiyden Lewis Saturday.

The investigation remains underway locally. Authorities are looking into information about a vehicle that could yield more information.

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