Mount Laurel man sentenced to 31 years for killing his wife

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Authorities announced that a Mount Laurel man was sentenced to 31 years in New Jersey state prison for killing his wife on New Year's Eve  and later disposing of her body in a rural area in Maryland.

Under terms established in a plea agreement, Kyle Crosby was sentenced to 28 years in state prison for Aggravated Manslaughter and three years for Hindering Apprehension. The terms will run consecutively.

Under the state's No Early Release Act, Crosby, 29, must serve 85 percent of the sentence for the
homicide charge before becoming eligible for parole, according to authorities.

When pleading guilty at a previous court appearance, Crosby admitted that on December 31, 2014
he fatally choked his wife, Erica Crippen, age 26, inside their Mount Laurel home and later
transported her body to Maryland.

"Kyle Crosby took a vow to love and honor Erica Crippen. Instead, he chose to end her life and
dump her body in a Maryland field," Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi said.


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