Officer Who Killed Jonathan Ferrell Indicted For Voluntary Manslaughter
In September 2013, 24-year old Jonathan Ferrell had a car accident. After crashing his car into trees, Ferrell kicked out the back window of the vehicle and headed up a hill to the first set of houses he could see. He went to a house where the occupant called police reporting a breaking and entering. When the police arrived, Ferrell had walked back to his car and was shot 10 times by Charlotte, NC officer Randall Kerrick. Kerrick was arrested.
The situation came before a less than full panel of the Grand Jury who last Tuesday, elected not to indict Kerrick for voluntary manslaughter, but said that North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper could resubmit the charge. The case was resubmitted to a full grand jury and today, it entered an indictment for voluntary manslaughter.
According to North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper’s office, the grand jury came to its decision after hearing evidence from the State Bureau of Investigation and Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, which had filed the original charges.
Ferrell is a former Florida A&M University football player. He moved to Charlotte about a year ago to be with his fiancée and was working two jobs. He was unarmed when killed.
Posted on 01/27/2014, in Cops Gone Wild, Trials & Cases and tagged grand jury, indictment, Jonathan Ferrell, North Carolina, Randall Kerrick, voluntary manslaughter. Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.