PAROLE DENIED: Lisa Crevitt to remain in prison for murder

Published 2:01 pm Thursday, March 2, 2023

The wait is over.

Jeff Crevitt received word Thursday that his ex-wife Lisa Crevitt was denied parole until 2028.

“I am happy, relieved and grateful,” Jeff said.

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Lisa Crevitt was charged with taking the couple’s 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Jennifer Nicole Crevitt’s life in 1985 and was sentenced to life in prison.

Since that time, Lisa has remained in prison. However, every three years since, she has become eligible for parole. And every three years, Jeff has opposed her release.

When receiving word this past December that his ex-wife was once again up for parole, Jeff reached out to the community for support in petitioning the board to deny her release.

Jeff physically went before the Mississippi State Parole Board on Feb. 1, he said, requesting they keep his ex-wife behind bars.

Since that time Jeff has waited to hear from the parole board as to their decision, and Thursday, when he went to the mailbox, the letter was there.

“It was a long walk back from the mailbox,” Jeff said, after seeing the letter. Jeff said he waited to open it until he got back inside the house.

With all the outpouring and letters sent on Jeff’s behalf to the parole board, he said he wanted to thank everyone.

“I would like to thank everyone that wrote letters and supported the family during this time. It means a lot,” he said.

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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