Family of murdered woman hopes for justice in loved one's death

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Crystal Johnson, Jeffrey Eady and Sadie Brown
Crystal Johnson, Jeffrey Eady and Sadie Brown

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A spokesman for the family of a 37-year-old woman, who was murdered in Adams Run, says the family hopes justice will be served.

Jeffrey Eady, who is also accused of killing two Clarendon County women last month, was formally charged Wednesday morning in Charleston County for the killing of Crystal Johnson.

"He didn't have to take her life," Rev. Dr. Joann Summers said Wednesday morning following a court hearing where Eady's bond was denied. "He just cold bloodily killed. So we hope that justice is served and he gets just what he deserves for this horrific act that he has done."

Summers, who is the Johnson family's spokesperson, said the family we're still struggling with their loss but we're doing the best that they can given the situation

"He's committed the crime and we hope the justice system doesn't fail this family," Summers said.

Eady was moved from the Clarendon County Detention Center Wednesday morning to formally face charges of first-degree murder, armed robbery and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime in Johnson's death. Johnson was gunned down May 30 inside her family's D&V Convenience Store, located on 8808 Savannah Hwy near Highway 174.

Eady is also accused of killing 77-year-old Sadie Brown and 65-year-old Maybell White.  He fled the state following the alleged murders and was captured in Florida following a chase that ended in a crash, according to police.

The suspect tried to commit suicide after he was extradited to Clarendon County, according to Sheriff Randy Garrett.

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