Man with history of stabbing women gets 25 years

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A 61-year-old man who has spent half his life in prison for knife attacks against women has been sentenced to at least 25 more years for stabbing his girlfriend to death.

The Westchester County district attorney says Lucius Crawford was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 25 years to life.

Crawford had been convicted of murder in the killing of Tonya Simmons at his Mount Vernon home in 2012.

The same jury could not reach a verdict on a second knife killing, which may be retried. Crawford is awaiting trial in the Bronx on a third murder charge.

Crawford has spent about 30 years in prison for non-fatal stabbings of women in New York and South Carolina.

In transcripts released last year, he said he stabbed women for no reason.

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