Courtroom Testimonies Continue In Battle Over Terence Crutcher's Estate


Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 2:10 pm
By: News On 6


Testimony continued Wednesday at the Tulsa County Courthouse to determine if Terence Crutcher had a common law wife.

The decision will help determine who has the rights to his estate - Crutcher's parents or the mother of his three children.

The probate hearing to determine control of Crutcher's estate began Tuesday, October 25, 2016.

The judge had hoped to get done with testimony Wednesday, but, yet again, new witnesses and information pushed that back, including Crutcher's twin sister and both of his parents, Leanna and Reverend Joey Crutcher.

Crutcher's twin sister, Tiffany, testified early Wednesday and said she and Crutcher often discussed his relationship with Frenchel Johnson, his children's mother.

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Tiffany Crutcher said her brother had no intention of marrying Johnson and that he often said, "I'm not going to marry that girl."

Crutcher said her brother told her Johnson would often get drunk and violent, and would also belittle him.

These claims contradict what witnesses said Tuesday, claiming they would often refer to each other as husband and wife.

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The idea of marriage came from their father, who said Terence and Johnson should marry since they had children, Crutcher said, and that it was "the right thing to do."

Crutcher also had several girlfriends over the last 16 years, which also shows he wasn't married to Johnson, Tiffany Crutcher said.

Crutcher's father took the stand Wednesday afternoon.