Daniel Crespo Timeline: Family Sues For Wrongful Death Against Bell Gardens Wife

Traciy Reyes

Daniel Crespo's family says that Lyvette Crespo, aka Levette Crespo, shot down their loved one in cold blood, and it's time for them to pay. According to the latest report from NBC-Los Angeles. Daniel Crespo's mother and brother have filed a wrongful death suit against Daniel Crespo's wife and killer Lyvette Crespo. William Crespo is seeking $50 million dollars in damages, according to court records.

The Crespo family alleges that Lyvette Crespo was a jealous and aggressive wife who threatened to shoot and kill her husband several times this year, after she discovered that her husband was having an affair. In a press conference with news outlets Daniel Crespo's brother, William Crespo, stated the following.

"They jumped on my brother. My brother was maybe pushing them off him, you know, and that's you know() I feel this matter was planned."
"He was no angel.() He had a bit of a zipper problem. You cannot use deadly force against non-deadly force."

Daniel Crespo's son told police that his mother shot his father in self-defense, and that his father had assaulted him and his mother. Lyvette Crespo was detained but not charged in the death of her husband. Now the slain mayor's family is seeking justice because they say that she planned the killing and that text messages found in his phone prove it.

Here is a brief timeline in the death of Daniel Crespo.

1980's Daniel Crespo dates his childhood sweetheart Lyvette Collazo.

1986 Daniel Crespo and Levette Collazo marry.

1990's Daniel Crespo works as a probation officer.

2001 Daniel Crespo is appointed to Bell Gardens City Council.


Daniel Crespo is elected Mayor of Bell Gardens.


Months after being elected Mayor, Daniel Crespo begins an affair with another woman. September 30: Lyvette Crespo shoots Daniel Crespo in the chest five times. She is questioned but not charged in his death.

October: The 911 call is released.

October 20: William Crespo, Daniel Crespo's brother, files a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit against Lyvette Crespo. One transcript of Daniel Crespo's cell phone shows the following statement from Crespo to his wife, Lyvette.

"N it better b d last time U threaten to shoot me in d head."

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