And then came another kind of love. A woman’s blind love for her husband led to her death.
Andrea Crew had filed an abuse case against her husband after he allegedly poured motor oil on her head during one of their heated arguments.
On getting to the court, she changed her mind as she couldn’t watch her husband being sent to jail, so she dropped all charges against him and left court with him by her side. They even held hands.
On their way back home, they got into another argument and Caleb Crew, 26, unleashed a ferocious attack, strangling Andrea, 31, to death with the very tie he had worn to his court appearance.
According to reports, the trouble started as soon as the couple, who lived in Fairfax County, Virginia with their two daughters aged four and 11 months left the court building.
As they drove home together, they started to argue, and Colombia-born Andrea threatened to call the police and report him again. Her husband, an ex-Marine who’d served time in Afghanistan was angry and when they stopped outside a local bank the argument turned violent.
Crew pulled Andrea into the back seat of the couple’s Jeep and, in a rage, he strangled her.
First he used his bare hands to render her unconscious and when he felt she was not dead, he stuffed his suit jacket into her mouth and wrapped the tie he’d worn to court around her neck and pulled it tight.
He dumped her body in a nearby forest and later returned to get it when it was dark, putting it into a bag filled with rocks before rolling it into a river.
The next day, he went to the police and reported Andrea missing.
After investigation by the police, Crew was quickly arrested and once he was interrogated, he admitted killing his wife because he didn’t want to deal with another call to the police.
He said “I took the phone. I grabbed her out of her chair.
“I grabbed her throat and strangled her in the back seat,” he said. “First thing I said was ‘Goodbye’. I knew once I went down that path I couldn’t go back. She said, ‘Please Caleb’, I started crying but I couldn’t stop.
When police asked him why he’d used his tie after strangling her, he replied simply, “To finish the job.”