This cookout got out of hand really fast. Jessie Crawford, 60, is charged with murdering his girlfriend Iris Robinson, 51, at a cookout in Newton, NC on June 5, 2021.

Jessie Crawford and Iris Robinson

Jessie Crawford and Iris Robinson

On June 5th Iris was helping a friend get ready for a family cookout. Jessie arrived and got into an argument with Iris. Jessie allegedly pointed a gun at Iris, but he ended up leaving without pulling the trigger.  

A short time later, Jessie returned and allegedly shot Iris several times at the cookout. EMS provided medical assistance to Iris, but she died from the shooting.

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Jessie was arrested a few hours later and charged with first-degree murder.

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