Murder victim's roommate behind bars - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Murder victim's roommate behind bars

Bradley Crawford Bradley Crawford
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

We're learning new details that may be linked to a Sunday morning homicide in West Lubbock.

The 18-year-old roommate of 49-year-old Kevin Lee Braddock, whose death was ruled a homicide, is behind bars on an unrelated charge.

Bradley Crawford, 18, is in the Lubbock County Detention Center with a bond set at $150,000, but has not been charged in connection with Braddock's murder.

In an arrest warrant obtained by KCBD NewsChannel 11, a mutual friend told Lubbock police that Crawford and Braddock had been arguing the day before Braddock's death. Investigators were also told that Crawford had previously talked about killing people.

According to the warrant, several friends got together the night before Braddock's death at a neighbor's home. A source told authorities that Crawford told Braddock not to come because he was tired of arguing and didn't want to be around him.

The warrant states that on Sunday morning Crawford told friends that he found Braddock beaten to death on their couch.

We asked neighbor and friend Amy Baize if she was aware of how the two knew each other.

"They both went to the same rehab," Baize continued. "Bradley [Crawford] was dating my younger sister so he came around and he happened to meet Kevin again so they just ended up moving in together," said Baize.

Baize goes on to say that Crawford and Braddock were great friends and had a ‘father-son' relationship.

"There is not an evil bone in Bradley's body. He is a really sweet guy, I mean he and Kevin were a lot a like. Both were really sweet."

Copyright 2011 KCBD NewsChannel 11

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