Pensacola Man Sentenced For Atmore Manslaughter

March 13, 2013

A Pensacola man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the death of an Atmore man in 2011.

Antonio Alberto Crenshaw, age 31 of Pensacola, was originally charged with capital murder for the shooting death of Christopher Payne Andrews. He was given a 20-year split sentence. Under the terms of a plea agreement and with time served, he will serve approximately 42 months in state prison.

Atmore Police responded to 195 Maxwell Street just before 1 a.m. August 25, 2011, where they found the 23-year old Andrews near his vehicle, dead from multiple gunshot woods.

Crenshaw was developed as a suspect, and Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force received word in late August 2011 that he might be in the Pensacola area. That Gulf Coast task force, along with the U.S. Marshals Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force in Pensacola, were able to confirm that Crenshaw was in fact staying at Red Roof Inn in the 7300 Block of Plantation Road near what was then University Mall. Crenshaw, aka “Ton-Ton” was arrested without incident.


13 Responses to “Pensacola Man Sentenced For Atmore Manslaughter”

  1. Jane doe on February 24th, 2019 12:41 pm

    Sorry what he did was not right and I’m so sorry for the people he hurt

  2. Bama Girl on March 14th, 2013 9:37 am

    Are you serious??? ONLY 42 MONTHS for a cold blooded MURDER!!! Justice is crazy!!! This is rediculous!!! Our justice system is screwed up!!! I’m ashamed of it!!! This guy should get the death penalty ASAP!!!

  3. melodies4us on March 13th, 2013 11:15 pm

    Cold blooded murder… shot multiple times… found next to his car…WHO DOES HE KNOW?

  4. Bob on March 13th, 2013 10:52 pm

    Don’t be so critical folks if you don’t know the evidence in this case. It may not be enough time, but the DA was lucky to get this plea!!!

  5. Jen on March 13th, 2013 2:00 pm

    Really, this is a shame of a sentence handed down! And people wonder why some take the lives of others, maybe this is a prime example, a slap on the wrist for murder/manslaughter, call it what you may, in my opinion the taking of anothers life is murder!! Our justice system is not doing it’s job!! Officers work to bring criminals in just to be given such a small punishment!!!! :(

  6. KKM on March 13th, 2013 12:01 pm

    You have to remember this is in ALABAMA and I am sorry but this is how this state works. A lot different then Florida. There are cases in Florida where people have gotten off easy but not this easy. I feel sorry for the victims family. Justice did not pay off in this case what so ever. You want to kill someone and get off easy? Go into Alabama.

  7. John on March 13th, 2013 8:52 am

    oh…then out on parole in 18 months…

    I feel so dumb…

  8. John on March 13th, 2013 8:51 am

    ok Alice…
    lets change the verbiage…

    less than 5 years for murder….cough…cough…cough…


    feel better now?

    Hi Larry Us…

  9. ? on March 13th, 2013 7:59 am

    Alice, I’m not sure what press you are referring to, but since your comment is posted on this page, I can only assume you are referring to NorthEscambia. The article above says he was originally CHARGED with capital murder but pled guilty to manslaughter. I see nowhere in this article where the two terms are being used interchangeably. If you are referring to comments made about murder, they aren’t the press. They are just folks making comments on an article.

  10. John on March 13th, 2013 7:03 am

    less than 5 years for murder?


    nice job judge and prosecutor…

  11. Alice Harris on March 13th, 2013 7:01 am

    Once again, the press has spread misinformation by using manslaughter and murder interchangeably. These are 2 very different crimes with very different degrees of culpability. Please, do a little research about these terms and stop using them interchangeably. Two very different crimes, deserving very different punishments.

  12. Really??? on March 13th, 2013 5:21 am

    42 months? For murder?? 3 1/2 years? Is this justice??

  13. JT on March 13th, 2013 4:19 am

    42 Months for murder. Our system is broken.

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