Saturday, September 23, 2023


On July 24, 2013 a grandmother and her 18-month old grandson were found dead in a home in western Walker County. The woman was beaten to death. The baby, Aiyden Benjamin Lewis,  was found hanging from a door knob, He was also deceased. It was determined he died of asphyxiation.

For 48 hours detectives with Walker County, Montgomery County and the Texas Rangers combed the property for evidence.

This morning Howard Wayne Lewis was summoned to the Walker County Grand Jury. After he was finished he was taken into custody by the Walker County Sheriff’s Office.  He is currently being held in the Walker County Jail on charges of murder.

According to Sheriff McRae, DNA of Lewis was found on the object used to kill his former mother-in-law, 55-year-old Shanta Faye Crawford.

Lewis has no prior criminal history and currently was living with his fiance in the Dallas area. Like his former mother in-law, he too worked as a guard for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Dallas until recently.

A motive was not disclosed but Lewis and his former wife were going through court proceedings on custody of the child and there were issues over child support.






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  1. I’ve always heard that prisoners take care of these kind of people (baby killers). It’s very frustrating knowing that we, the tax payers, have to pay for killers to sit in prison on our dime, for the crimes that THEY committed.
    Howard didn’t want to pay child support and neither do we. Death penalty should mean that they have 30 days max in a cell then give them the needle!! Bye, Bye you POS :)

  2. Well sounds to me pretty cut and dry….don’t waste our tax money on keeping him in prison…straight to the chamber for the needle..anyone who does this to his own child or any child is condemned to hell. Just a worthless POS who doesn’t deserve to breath

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