Christian Ferdinand, 23, was arrested and charged with killing his 14-year-old girlfriend, Shaniesha Forbes. What made Ferdinand a cold-blooded killer? He thought she was pregnant.
Ferdinand stated in a confession that Forbes told him she was pregnant in a text and was against having an abortion over religious reasons. Ferdinand then texted her back, “My n—a, are you serious? Kill that s—.”
Later, the couple met at Ferdinand’s cousin’s house and sat on a sofa. Forbes kept talking about her pregnancy and Ferdinand became enraged and smothered her with a leather pillow. He stated that she struggled but “[it] wasn’t much of a struggle, she was little.” He then doused her corpse with Axe Body Spray and set it on fire; afterward he stuffed the body in a suitcase and threw it into Gerritsen Bay.
After being arrested and confessing to the crime, Ferdinand asked police, “Do you think I can get some kind of community service?”
It took a Brooklyn, New York, jury less than an hour on Monday to find him guilty of the murder and he now faces 25 years to life behind bars.