2 Timothy 3:1-5 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come. For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good, treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
A young girl’s decision to give life to her unborn child resulted in her losing her own.
Now a New York man will be going to prison for her killing.
A jury deliberated about an hour before convicting 22-year-old Christian Ferdinand on a second degree murder charge in the death of 14-year-old Shaniesha Forbes. Ferdinand met the girl on Facebook in 2012 and met up with her for sex. She text messaged him a few months later saying she was pregnant with his child and would not abort the baby.
“Are you serious? Kill that [expletive],” Ferdinand texted back to her. He then killed the teen when she met him at his cousin’s house by smothering her with a pillow. He then stuffed the girl’s body into a suitcase, burned it and then threw it into lake.
“He intentionally smothered a 14-year-old girl to death and burned her body to get rid of the evidence,” prosecutor Robert Walsh told jurors on Monday. “He had a problem that needed solving. He didn’t want to pay child support, and Shaniesha got in the way.”
Ferdinand actually told investigators he didn’t think the killing was a big deal. He asked them if they could just give him community service for the murder.
He faces 25 years in prison. Ironically, the medical examiner said it was likely the girl was not pregnant in the first place.