Crighton Dallas Wilton was a psychopathic killer, who was described by Eastman as truly evil. Wilton was responsible for the murder of Eastman's family. He was later locked in the cabin cell by Eastman and starved to death.
Crighton lived somewhere in Georgia before the apocalypse began. At some point in his life, he committed numerous crimes, likely murder, which were apparently "truly unspeakable" and was imprisoned. During his imprisonment, he used his superficial charm to convince the authorities that he was making progress, in attempt to get himself paroled. Ten years later, he was up for parole and was being psychologically evaluated by Eastman which would determine his case for parole. During these evaluations, Eastman saw through his façade and recognised him for the evil psychopath that he truly was, and deemed him unsuitable for release. Realising that his deceit had been seen through, he assaulted Eastman and attempted to murder him during one of his visits to the prison. Eastman was successfully able to repel him thanks to his Aikido training, and as a result of the incident and Eastman's psychological evaluation, Crighton was denied parole.
Some time later, Crighton was successfully released from prison after manipulating the system. Following his release, he tracked down and murdered Eastman's wife, son and daughter in an act of cold blooded revenge. Immediately after the crime, he surrendered himself to the police, claiming that he only escaped so as to destroy Eastman's life. Somehow managing to avoid a death sentence, he was imprisoned again and allocated for penal labouring in a plot of land next to state route 85. Stricken with grief and a lust for revenge, Eastman located Crighton and kidnapped him, then locked him in a cell inside a cabin built by Eastman and his late wife. There, Eastman kept him locked in the cell for the remainder of his life, and he eventually starved to death 47 days later.
He was mentioned by Eastman during his recitation of his own story. At first, Eastman avoided admitting that he killed Crighton, emphasizing that he had some to consider all life precious. Later, after Eastman is bitten and when he was burying dispatched walkers, Morgan went to help him and noticed Crighton's grave, and Eastman revealed that he went through with his plan to starve Crighton to death.
This list shows the victims Crighton has killed:
- Eastman (Caused; intentional neglect)
Having murdered his family, Crighton Dallas Wilton was captured by Eastman and imprisoned in a small cell in a cabin, deep in the forest of the Georgia countryside. Denied food by his grief stricken and vengeful captor, Wilton survived 47 days before starving to death.
- If Crighton Dallas Wilton was first imprisoned for murder, he would be considered a serial killer due to murdering 4+ people in over a month.