It took a Brooklyn jury just an hour to convict Christian Ferdinand, 22, for the murder of this girlfriend Shaniesha Forbes, 14. The jury’s disdain for Ferdinand might have been cemented by the comment that he made to police after allegedly confessing to the killing of his girlfriend, burning her body, and stuffing it into a suitcase: “Do you think I can get some kind of community service?”
Ferdinand reportedly was upset after Forbes told him that she was pregnant. Ferdinand said Forbes had told him she was pregnant in a text and told him that she wouldn’t get an abortion because her mom is religious. Ferdinand responded in a text with “My n—a, are you serious? Kill that shit.” He then told police that he later became enraged after she continued to talk about the pregnancy as they laid on a couch. He smothered her will a pillow. He then doused her corpse with Axe body spray and then used a Bic lighter to burn the body. He then stuffed it into a suitcase and threw it into Gerritsen Bay. He then fled to Maine.
When asked later if she struggled, he responded “She tried, wasn’t much of a struggle, she was little.” The autopsy later showed that she was not pregnant.
The community service thing did not exactly work out. Ferdinand now faces up to 25 years to life behind bars.
Source: NY Post