Arraignment Postponed for Teen Accused of Murder in Girlfriend’s Death

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Arraignment for a Pasadena teen charged with murder in the shooting death of his 19-year-old girlfriend was postponed on Friday until Feb. 25.


Jonjon Crummie, seen in a photo released by the Pasadena Police department, was named a suspect Monday in the shooting death of his girlfriend in Pasadena.

JonJon Crummie, 18, is accused of killing Irais Acosta, 19, “in the bedroom they shared in his parents’ home” in Pasadena, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

Acosta was found dead on the morning of Feb. 16 at a home in the 1500 block of North Raymond Avenue (map), according to the Pasadena Police Department.

Crummie’s arraignment had been repeatedly postponed since his arrest Monday, when his mother told KTLA Crummie had no recollection of the killing. He was suicidal and having visions of Acosta after her death, Yvonne Lomeli said.

“For whatever reason, he snapped,” said Lomeli, who took him to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he was arrested.

At a memorial held for Acosta after her death, friends said Crummie had been very controlling of his girlfriend.

Crummie was slated to appear Friday afternoon in Pasadena Superior Court, according to county courts officials. His arraignment was again postponed until the following Tuesday.


A memorial was set up for Irais Acosta on Feb. 17, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)