Homicide

New York man to be sentenced in fatal stabbing of girlfriend

FILE- In this undated file photo provided by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office in White Plains, N.Y, Lucius Crawford, is shown. Crawford, 61, was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014  to 25 years to life in prison for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2012. The killing was a chance discovery by investigators who wanted to question Crawford for two other fatal stabbings. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney's Office, File)

FILE- In this undated file photo provided by the Westchester County District Attorney's Office in White Plains, N.Y, Lucius Crawford, is shown. Crawford, 61, was sentenced Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 to 25 years to life in prison for stabbing his girlfriend to death in 2012. The killing was a chance discovery by investigators who wanted to question Crawford for two other fatal stabbings. (AP Photo/Westchester County District Attorney's Office, File)  (The Associated Press)

A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades, and has spent half his life in prison as a result, may never get out again.

Lucius Crawford is scheduled for sentencing Tuesday after being convicted of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, Tonya Simmons, at his Mount Vernon home in 2012.

He could be sent to prison for 25 years to life.

The same jury that convicted Crawford of murdering Simmons could not reach a verdict on a second knife killing. Crawford is awaiting trial in the Bronx on a third murder charge.

The 61-year-old Crawford has spent about 30 years in prison for non-fatal stabbings of women in New York and South Carolina.

In transcripts released last year, Crawford said he stabbed women for no reason, usually while high.