Bizarre details emerge in the Tiffany Crawford murder case when husband Jason breaks the silence to double down on his suicide charges
Tiffiney Crawford’s HUSBAND has broken his silence on her murder to double down on his claim it was suicide.
Jason Crawford was found guilty of murder following the death of his wife Tiffiney Crawford in 2017 at their home in Cullman, Alabama.
The founder of online support group Mothers Helping Mothers was found dead in the driver’s seat of her van on May 2, 2017.
The 32-year-old’s death was initially believed to be a suicide, despite sustaining two gunshot wounds to the head.
Following an investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s SBI, Mr. Crawford was charged a year later.
On November 18, 2022, a Cullman County jury found Crawford guilty of murder and on March 10, 2023 he was sentenced to 99 years in prison.
He maintains his innocence and claims that his wife committed suicide.
Crawford will be featured in an exclusive interview on CBS’ 48 Hours report, The Mysterious Death of Tiffiney Crawford.
As part of the interview, a bizarre detail surfaced about Crawford’s call to 911 the night of his wife’s death.
Correspondent David Begnaud interviewed a number of people involved in the case.
Lead investigator Joseph Parrish told him the first time he heard the recording of Crawford’s call to 911.
He said the man’s tone was “very cold” and “didn’t sound like someone worried about their wife.”
Parrish explained that his main concern was that Crawford refused to answer one of the 911 operator’s questions.
Begnaud asked Crawford, “She asked you who shot her and you didn’t answer. Why not?”
Crawford replied, “Yes, I just felt like if I created it, it would be true.”
He stated that he was unable to say that his wife shot herself.
Just after 11 p.m., he told 911, “My wife was shot. I need someone out here please.”
He told Begnaud, “It felt like it was always taking longer for anyone to get there.”
The CBS special also gained access to body-worn camera footage of deputies arriving at the scene.
Tiffiney had a pink revolver in her left hand and was slumped.
According to Crawford, his wife would keep it in the door of their vehicle for protection.
When asked by an MP what happened, he replied: “Er, I – we had a fight. I didn’t let her in the house… and the last thing I remember… I went into the house and I heard a shot, a scream, and then another shot.”
Culman County Sheriff Matt Gentry told Begnaud that he referred the case to the Alabama State Bureau’s investigation the day after the shooting.
This led to Parrish taking over as there was a conflict of interest with Jason’s mother Ronda who was working for him as his office manager at the time.
Parrish wanted to see the van but found that investigators returned it to the family after investigators photographed it the night of Tiffiney’s death.
The vehicle had been thoroughly cleaned by family members, which Parrish described as “strange”.
He told Begnaud: “It was strange that they cleaned up so quickly after something like this.”
Parrish added that the preschool teacher was right-handed, while the gun was found in her left hand.
He noted that two shots to the head in a suicide incident are rare, especially when both are hit by the non-dominant hand.
When questioned about a week later, Crawford Parrish said the couple fell out after he found out his wife was having an affair.
He told investigators: “I said you ruined our home. I thought you didn’t belong anymore.”
They argued for about an hour before Crawford claimed he went inside to get Tiffiney’s work uniform so she could leave.
At the time, he said he heard the shots and screams.
The state coroner, Dr. Valerie Green told the CBS correspondent she doubted Jason’s claim that it was suicide.
“I think what made me think there might be something else going on in this case is that gunshot wound on the left side of Ms. Crawford’s head,” she said.
There was no gunpowder residue and abrasions around the wound, meaning the shot was fired from at least 10 inches.
“That suggests she’s sticking her arm out more than 10 inches and trying to shoot herself… I’m not saying it’s impossible. But it’s unlikely,” Green added.
The coroner added that the van’s closed door was “concerning” due to the small space.
Green ruled Tiffiney’s death a homicide on March 8, 2018.
Assistant District Attorney Jeff Roberts: “I couldn’t see who else did it. For one thing, he’s the only one who had a motive for it.”
Meanwhile, Crawford’s attorney, Robert Tuten, told Begnaud: “We don’t believe Jason is to blame at all.
“I think she gave up … I think she just broke down and decided to end it.”
In a preview of the episode, Crawford says, “My family and friends … they never questioned that I wouldn’t kill my wife.”
The episode will air Saturday, March 25 at 10:9 a.m. on CBS and stream on Paramount+.
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