NY suspect denies involvement in '93 killings

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Associated Press

Posted on December 7, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Updated Friday, Dec 7 at 5:36 PM

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man charged with murdering a woman in his home in a New York City suburb is denying police claims that he confessed to two other killings.

Lucius Crawford spoke in a jail interview posted Friday on The Journal News' website. (http://lohud.us/Vt2pgY ) The Mount Vernon man says he had nothing to do with 1993 stabbing deaths of women in Yonkers and the Bronx.

He says he told police he didn't know those women.

But Crawford admits in the interview that he killed Tanya Simmons. Police found her stabbed body Tuesday.

Crawford's lawyer didn't immediately return a call seeking comment. The 60-year-old Crawford has pleaded not guilty to the Simmons killing.

Police said Wednesday that Crawford admitted killing all three women. He has spent about 30 years in prison for stabbing several other women who survived.

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