Crimetracker: UPDATE: Man accused of murdering pregnant girlfriend back in Knoxville

By: Hunter Nark Email
By: Hunter Nark Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) – The man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend is back in Knox County. Brandon Donaldson is being held on several charges including First Degree Murder.

He was arrested earlier this month in Rockford, Illinois after almost a month-long manhunt by the Knoxville Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Donaldson was wanted by the Knoxville Police Department for the February 13 shooting death of 19 year-old Marcia Crider. Crider was 13 weeks pregnant when she was shot to death in front of her mother. Donaldson was recently added to the TBI’s Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Deputy U.S. Marshals in Rockford, Illinois made the arrest after the Knoxville investigation led them to an apartment complex in Rockford. Donaldson and Alexander Branner, Donaldson’s brother, left an apartment and managed to get into a car as the deputies were closing in. The pair tried to flee in a car and then on foot, but were quickly taken into custody by the deputies.

Branner was also wanted by the Knoxville Police Department for violation of probation.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 196595981