Spencer Crawford gets four years for camping party slaying involving LSA and a machete

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Photos and more below.
Update:Among the most shocking crimes of last June was the slaying of Angus Gaudin, age seventeen, at a raucous camping party in Nederland. Afterward, nineteen-year-old Spencer Crawford was charged with murder amid reports that he'd been on drugs when he'd stabbed Gaudin to death amid confusion over a machete. In the beginning, Crawford was charged with murder, but that was pleaded down to manslaughter -- and now, after compassionate words from Gaudin's bereft father, he's received a four-year sentence. Photos, video and details below.

Crawford had attended New Vista High School, as did numerous others at the get-together. The image above was originally shared on his Facebook page.

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Crawford's Soundcloud profile pic.
As for the photo to the left, it can be seen on Crawford's still-lingering Soundcloud page, with a cropped version also serving as his profile pic for a out-of-date Google page that lists his occupation as "PARTY!! ^_^" and includes a link to a rave website.

The good times didn't last on June 19. At around 3 a.m., 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 Gaudin, who'd been stabbed to death. Crawford was subsequently arrested on suspicion of killing him.

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."

According to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Camera, 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 Gaudin's death was quickly added to the page under the heading "Known Fatalities" -- making Crawford something of a 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."

His story was subsequently amended.

Continue for more about the sentencing of Spencer Crawford, including another photo and a video.



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xyzabc
xyzabc

New Vista High School - should be New Vista SCHOOL FOR THE HIGH, DUMMIES, WEIRDOS, AND PARENTLESS

Chelsea Victoria Pyatt
Chelsea Victoria Pyatt

Westword is notorious for posting trash. Anyone who takes anything in this whole publication seriously needs their intelligence questioned. Similar reputation to fox news.

Jake Stimmel
Jake Stimmel

If you do ever come face to face with rape or violent death, which I wouldn't wish on anybody, I imagine your perspective would change... Careful with that karma

Heidi Olson
Heidi Olson

Blow his page up. Journalists need to learn to do their research!!!!

Theo Sully
Theo Sully

considering the machete in question was an item angus never went camping without, this story is completely overblown media hyped bullshit.

Taylor Forbus
Taylor Forbus

Wtf... got shit all twisted westword...I'm really upset about how the media warps and twists shit way outta proportion

jabuhrer
jabuhrer

"Among the most shocking crimes of last June was the slaying of Angus Gaudin." Really? *Among* the most shocking crimes of last June? Either that's an enormous understatement, or last June was much more eventful than I remember.

LindaLee Law
LindaLee Law

good. enjoy jail jackass. You will be some guy's girlfriend.... Karma

rodgersjfr
rodgersjfr

Westword used Wikipedia for it's source on LSA/Ergine?  Wow, they just keep sinking lower and lower...

Sarahh Connover
Sarahh Connover

By the way, when law enforcers arrived at the scene, Crawford tried but failed to run away -- naked.

Sarahh Connover
Sarahh Connover

2nd page of that link, "The flaw in this tale: The police report doesn't mention anything about a machete being found, suggesting that it could have a figment of Crawford's imagination."

Austin Katzer
Austin Katzer

Whoever wrote this post didn't read the article correctly. There was no machete found and the kid was stabbed with a knife. What the hell Westword?

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Was there any LAB TEST done to verify the street drug they bought was actually LSA ??

xyzabc
xyzabc

@DonkeyHotay  Yup - The lab test was performed in the woods above Nederland.

Monkey
Monkey

@DonkeyHotay  

Knives kill people, not drugs. There is no reason average people need knives capable of multiple stab wounds. Plastic knives that butter your bread, but break when used to kill someone, would force murderers to re-load with a new knife, allowing victims to get away. Thanks to the knife industry, we live in a world where anyone can walk into a store, buy a metal knife, and kill you with it, just so they can sell more knives to the obsesses knife-nuts. It's time to ban all metal knives, they're only use is to stab, cut and kill multiple times, and they are un-nessesary in todays society. It's just common sense.  

shakeandbakeemo
shakeandbakeemo

This entire response was just hella dumb sounding. I hope it was a joke, for your sake.

By the way, you might want to brush up on your facts about drugs, and the amount of deaths linked to them. It might help you out a lot.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@Monkey ... when knives begin to equal -- or even approach -- the KILLING and MURDER done by GUNS, then perhaps it would be time to look at knife control laws.


Until then, civilized society will continue to focus upon the WEAPON of CHOICE of KILLERS and MURDERERS -- your precious FIREARMS.


hth

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