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Spencer Crawford and Angus Gaudin's murder: LSA, moonshine...and a machete? (3)

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Update:Last week, we told you about the arrest of Spencer Crawford, the nineteen year old seen to the right, after a fatal stabbing at an overnight camping party near Nederland. See our previous coverage below.

Since then, the name of the victim -- Angus Gaudin, seventeen -- has been made public, as have other weird details of the incident.

Among the elements: moonshine, nudity, an LSD relative known as LSA and a machete.

At around 3 a.m. on June 19, as we've reported, Boulder County Sheriff's Office deputies and other emergency responders were called to the 5000 block of Ridge Road not far from Nederland on a report of a stabbing. There, they found a group of friends who knew each other from New Vista High School, including Gaudin, who'd been stabbed to death. Crawford was subsequently arrested on suspicion of killing him.

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Angus Gaudin's yearbook photo, as seen in the Boulder Daily Camera.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Gaudin was a heavy-metal fan who often wore a trench coat and heavy boots. But his best friend tells the paper that behind this garb, Gaudin was "a really heartfelt, beautiful person with lots of love. He was one of the most accepting, loving, amazing people I ever met."

The manner in which he met his end remains in dispute, but an affidavit obtained by the Camera sheds some light on what happened. The report notes that an unknown number of the camping party took mushrooms and LSA, which is listed on Wikipedia under the term Ergine. The Wiki page notes that Ergine is thought to be "responsible for...psychedelic activity. However, this theory is debatable, as anecdotal reports suggest that the effects of synthetic LSA and iso-LSA are only slightly psychedelic."

Whatever the case, a reference to last week's incident has already been added to the page, under the heading "Known Fatalities" -- meaning Crawford could become the poster child for the dangers of LSA.

Additionally, Crawford and Gaudin are said to have consumed homemade whiskey they called moonshine.

Regarding Gaudin's death, one witness told investigators that he'd seen Crawford pull out a knife and thrust it into the teenager's chest. "You stabbed me," he quoted Gaudin as saying before he fell to the ground. However, Crawford told paramedics that he'd acted only after Gaudin had pulled out a machete and announced that he was going to "kill everyone."

The Camera doesn't mention if a machete was found. But a web search of Gaudin's name turns up a powerpoint presentation he and another person put together. (Here's a search link to a download, and this is an HTML version.) The item includes the following doctored image from the movie Eragon....

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...and this final slide that mentions a sword:

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A bizarre coincidence? Probably. But it's in keeping with the strange nature of this tragic case. For instance, Crawford tried to run away when law enforcers arrived, but he was soon captured -- naked.

Crawford is expected to be formally charged in the death of Gaudin this week. In the meantime, here's a Daily Camera video featuring Crawford's pals reacting to his arrest.

Continue to see our previous coverage, including multiple photos.



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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Epic LiveFyre software FAIL!

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Hey Ned Teens in the video ... why are so many of you Cig-sucking Tobacco Addicts?

It defines you as being losers, fools and tools.

hth.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Look down on me, you will see a fool.
Look up at me, you will see your Lord.
Look straight at me, you will see yourself.

— Charles Manson

rileyrepublic
rileyrepublic

Please stop with the hideous speculations. I knew this boy, Angus. In fact, he was on a TLC show with me called Extreme Couponing. His joy was growing his garden, and he was the one I gravitated to when I would go visit so I could pick his brain on how to grow veggies in CO. He was maybe too gentle, and sensitive. He was wonderful and deserves nothing but respect. This isn't reporting, it's giving you a reason to check in for a paycheck. Just stop.


dylannuzumpercusion
dylannuzumpercusion

Your just dishonering our friend by writing this bullshit. Your a horrible reporter. Like a 9th grade powerpoint would have anything to do with this. Angus never hurt anyone. He was not violent at all. Your oppinion doesnt matter to anyone. You didnt know him.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I just finishing reading a response from a new doc friend, in regards to this article . He wrote he's more apt to blame the 'moonshine' over the hallucinogens . He'd need more info as to the latter in this specific case to judge otherwise ... 

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

I 'tripped' on hallucinogens hundreds of times growing up between Denver & Houston . NEVER did I experience ANYTHING like what took place w/ these young men . As is the story w/ marijuana, have   hallucinogens tenfolded in strength ????

R.I.P. young head banger !....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Damn Mikey, you're getting publicly spanked by a bunch of Nederland teenagers ...

... that's going to leave a mark.



Inside_Bubble
Inside_Bubble

The "journalist" responsible for this story should reconsider career choices. Writing is NOT your forte, as that requires a brain with coherent thoughts. In this case, digging up this BS and calling it news, is the lamest, lowest form of "reporting" possible. You don't have the FAINTEST idea what you're talking about. This ridiculous and ungrounded conjecture is just going to make you, WESTWORD and Michael Roberts, look even more like scumbags when the facts come out. If that is possible.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

LSD never killed anyone ...

... and if some Teenagers claim the unknown substance they ingested was "LSA", then it must be true.

... just like Lying Stoners who claim that Betsy Ross made the first American flag out of hemp, or that the Constitution is written on hemp, or that Marijuana "cures cancer", and myriad other stoner LIES.

Elijah Bent
Elijah Bent

Like really they put up a power point he made from like 5 years ago? what kind of "evidence" is that.

Elijah Bent
Elijah Bent

Thanks again for spreading false information and poorly written articles. You guys really do fucking suck!

Chris Bastian
Chris Bastian

Nothing about these pictures resemble a killer so why not post them. He's not posing with guns or doing anything radical...if anything they show he looks quite normal.

Angela Criswell
Angela Criswell

Here's my issue with this (and it's one I have often with you guys) you are posting several pictures of someone who has yet to be found guilty of a crime. If one of you were in jail for something that you had not yet had a trial for would you want pictures of you posted all over the internet? Probably not. think ahead please.

xviiohm
xviiohm

@DonkeyHotay Our best friend just died... and you're commenting that we're dumb because we're smoking cigarettes?

cjavery23
cjavery23

@DonkeyHotay they are from nederland. and you're an ignorant cock-sucker. just because you hate your life doesnt mean you have to hate on other peoples lives.

bugsycook
bugsycook

Now we know who DonkeyJoto was hanging around with and looking up to back in 1969.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay  

I wish they would parole him, followed by a network picking him up for a new 'reality' series !!!

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@DonkeyHotay  

THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING A LINK !!!

Others would most benefit by taking example rather than arguing w/ you ... 

xviiohm
xviiohm

@Juan_Leg yes, 10-fold in strength happens when you take 50+ hits

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Inside_Bubble  

Michael CAN write quite well .

He doesn't by choice ........... 

cjavery23
cjavery23

@DonkeyHotay wow. you really are a donkey. you ass. Lying stoners? you're just a judgmental, close-minded, arrogant prick that has never experienced anything for yourself. im not sure if it was LSD or LSA, but i know Spencer personally and LSD would not make him do this. When i was friends with him, he was a well-rounded mentor/chiller to everyone he knew, trying to help people and make them laugh. this was an accident or a fuck-up, nobody can really say what "truly" happened because nobody was sober. this is a sketchy investigation. I didnt know the victim, but i do know ive been fucked up with spencer and this was not the spencer I knew

xviiohm
xviiohm

@Elijah Bent you can say that again Elijah

timeandagain
timeandagain

@haleymchaney Honestly.  What a strange, disconnected and poorly written article.  Westword.  Leading the way in 3rd tier journalism.   

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@Angela Criswell  

They have dedicated themselves to Holmes' guilt . Why are you so surprised ? American justice now functions as, Guilty til proven otherwise ....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Angela Criswell ... is it a crime to post PUBLICLY available photos of someone?

Monkey
Monkey

@Angela Criswell Privacy is dead, anyone using facebook should know that.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@xviiohm ... how is sucking on cancer sticks any less stupid simply because your friend was MURDERED?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@cjavery23 ... keep suck suck suuuucking on those cancer sticks, addicts.


DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Juan_Leg  ... Top 10 Reasons Why Michael Roberts is an Underacheiving Journalist

10) Compiling trite Top 10 lists leaves no time for journalism

9) Westword policy of allowing employees to get Stoned at work

8) Too busy playing Fluffmaster Mike on the blog

7) So many Stoner Lies to promote, so little time.

6) Still searching for that magical ounce with 128 eighths

5) Can't keep up with all the Stupid Shit that Stoners do.

4) Busy cruising Colfax in search of the Ugliest Hooker

3) Spending too much time with Bongsucker Billy Breathes

2) Have to train the new intern Wax Jones how to Wax Off

1) Westword policy of allowing employees to get Stoned at work.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@cjavery23 "im not sure if it was LSD or LSA"

Bingo!

... or Bromo ... or DOM ... or Butyl ... or "Bath Salts" 


Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

@cjavery23 <-------  is the perfect example behind his disgust towards most . I'm not necessarily condoning ALL of his remarks, but most can't actually be argued w/o making yourself look like a complete f'n moron !!!

Respect the knowledge. Only a fool would NOT !

Ignore & or tolerate, the b.s. ........

Grow the fuck up or STFU !!!

Alphonso
Alphonso

@Monkey That doesn't mean we should just sit around and accept that it's dying. The more people there are with a complacent attitude, the more like slaves we will be treated. Not to mention that this guy hasn't been convicted yet, like Angela said.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@xviiohm ... what clueless fools would claim to "deserve" a wretched repugnant tobacco addiction and cancer?

xviiohm
xviiohm

@DonkeyHotay @xviiohm Im not saying smoking isn't stupid I'm saying our friend was just murdered and we all had to hold him and watch him die. so i think we deserve a cigarette. give us a break

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@MistCover ... so why are the kids from your goddamn school so fucking stupid that they would suck suck suuuuck on wretched noxious cancer sticks?

MistCover
MistCover

@DonkeyHotay They're Boulder kids. They went to my goddamn school. Get your facts straight before you go hating on someone else's life.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@cjavery23 "You seem to be under the impression that just doing drugs make people do terrible things. That is a mistake. Bad people do bad things."

So your assertion is that Spencer Crawford is merely a Bad Person, eh?

Noted.

cjavery23
cjavery23

@DonkeyHotay You can't have a one-sided, close-minded  on weed and expect that a bunch of Colorado residents are gonna respect your opinion. You seem to be under the impression that just doing drugs make people do terrible things. That is a mistake. Bad people do bad things. you are a perfect embodiment of that. jackass.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Alphonso ... the Article doesn't say he's been Convicted ... it says he's been ARRESTED.

What part don't you comprehend?


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