Man Brought Back To Berwick For Toddler Homicide Charge

BERWICK -- Michael Crimi was charged with killing his girlfriend’s toddler in Berwick Thursday.

He was arrested in Florida last month and just returned to Pennsylvania by detectives.

On his way into and out of district court in Berwick, he refused to answer questions.

He's accused of the November beating death of 3-year old Isabella Brown.

Crimi lived with Brown and her mother in an apartment on Freas Avenue in Berwick.

"Child abuse is something I’m totally against. The laws are not strict enough, if it was up to me, I'd like to take him over to the middle east and we'd stone him to death, if he's guilty, if he's guilty,” said Dana Race who lived across the street from Crimi and Brown.

Police say they found the unresponsive child in her mother's Berwick apartment in November.

Crimi lived there and regularly watched the little girl when her mother worked.

According to court papers, Crimi told them she had hit her head on the bathtub a few days before, but an examination at the hospital told a different story, including bruising to both sides of her head, 40 bruises on her body, multiple abrasions, hemorrhages in her eyes, and brain swelling.

The coroner ruled Isabella died from blunt force trauma.

"If this is the case that she was being abused that bad, thank God God took her because she's in better hands,” said one neighbor who did not want to be identified.

After the little girl's death, Crimi left with family for Florida.

He was arrested there and just brought back to Columbia County to face the latest charges.

"I don't know why he ever thought he could run and hide and think he could get away with it, people like that, I feel they should have the same done to them,” said the neighbor.

16 comments

  • Jimmyc

    Inmates love these kind of pieces of trash!! Lol, hope they TORTURE him!! God bless that little girl! So Beyond sad!! ,,

  • Matthew

    Why put a Kevlar vest on this animal? People should be encouraged to take this scum out before he wastes any more taxpayer dollars. I agree with the neighbor … stone him to death. That’s the one area the Middle East has over us. They don’t save murderers in a building for 50 years, keeping them fed, warm, and healthy. Our pansy governor will ensure he lives another 60 years.

    • Pitchforks and torches

      Wow, guilty before proven – guilty? Please remove your name from jury duty. And yourself from the gene pool while you’re at it.

  • And yet

    And yet you still have enough sense to capitalize His name. More amazingly, He will welcome you as one of His own if you repent and ask Him into your heart. A fool says in his heart, there is no God. Don’t be a fool.

    • A witch, burn her!!!

      Arrested, charged, accused. Not guilty until due process takes its course. Let’s hope you’re never wrongfully accused and people say string you up. I’m not sticking up for him, I’m sticking up for our justice system.

  • wait for it...

    Again, I feel so so bad for the racists here who still have to wait to rant their ignorance once again that all heinous crime in NEPA is only done by people of color…sorry…

      • learn something. anything.

        On the contrary sir. I don’t “hate” anybody because of their race. I judge people by their character and actions. Trash is trash and knows no color or race. Goodness goes the same way. I have grown weary of the racism and ignorance that is so ubiquitous here. If this had been a man of color, you know darn well how the comments here would be 90% related to his race. When the perp is white, race never is an issue — just a good ol’ boy having a bad day….Under trump’s encouragement, racist expressions and hate crimes have risen significantly — dividing a country that is in need of solutions, not the fomenting of hatred. As such, these comments go beyond sad — they are downright unpatriotic.

      • Feel better now?

        So you just had to blame Trump for racism, didn’t you? Remind me, what President was in office when #BLM started? And which President encouraged civil disobedience and rioting? You know, just blow off some steam by setting fire to police cars and businesses, and getting your own reparations in the form of sneakers and TV’s. Who said of police “They acted stupidly” before any investigation was done? Nice try, smart people know better.

    • Whitey

      WAITFORIT- Why do you have such hatred for the Aryan race? We cannot help what we evolved to be. I would think you would like to congratulate us. I feel very proud about our societal accomplishments.

  • Totally avoidable

    At first I blamed the mother for dating this lowlife. Now I also blame her mother for allowing this lowlife to live in her home. You women need to be more careful about the men who you choose to share your lives with.

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