MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) – NEW DOC EXAMINES ‘GRAY STATE’ MURDER-SUICIDE
A new documentary is offering disturbing insight into why an aspiring Minnesota filmmaker, David Crowley, murdered his family before killing himself.
“This is a self-portrait of a man falling to pieces,” said Erik Nelson, the director of the documentary, ‘A Gray State,’ which borrows the name from Crowley’s unfinished film project. The movie has its local premiere Thursday night at the Walker Art Center.
On Jan. 17, 2015, Apple Valley Police found the bodies of David Crowley, 29, his wife Komel, 28, and their five-year-old daughter, Rania. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner determined it was a murder-suicide, with David shooting his wife and daughter before turning the gun on himself.
After a year-long investigation, Apple Valley Police shared details of the grisly crime with the FOX 9 Investigators last year, including how David Crowley scrawled the words Allah Akbar, Arabic for “God is the