Officer Who Killed Jonathan Ferrell Indicted For Voluntary Manslaughter

Jonathan Ferrell

Jonathan Ferrell

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.

Ferrells car

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.

Ferrells car 2The official indictment states that Kerrick “unlawfully, willfully and feloniously” killed and slayed Jonathan Akeem Piarre Ferrell.

Randall Kerrick

Randall Kerrick

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 , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 28 Comments.

  1. Jueseppi B.

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

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  2. Finally! a semblance of what might be justice. I can only imagine how much this means to his family, that there may finally be justice for his death.

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    • Yes Mindyme. Here’s hoping that Kerrick doesn’t get a Kelly Thomas jury.

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      • Some folks never even get a chance in court for the justice of the death of their loved ones. Baby step! Progress, not perfection. 🙂

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        • mindyme62

          Baby step! Progress, not perfection. 🙂

          You’re right. Thanks for putting me on the track of thinking positive. (hugs)

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          • It shouldn’t be this way. It never should have been this way. I am not a person who carries a lot of faith. It’s hard to not get one’s hopes up. If we didn’t hope that things would get better, we wouldn’t be doing this, right??

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          • We can energize ourselves with hope as we all work for change
            When there’s big problems to be solved, let’s get everyone involved.

            Don’t give up, don’t give in. Working together we all can win

            What we do now, you and me, will effect eternity

            Hoping we’ll all pull through, me and you.

            We have lost a wonderful contributor to our society. Pete Seeger died last night at age 94.

            I send my heartfelt sympathy and prayers to his family and loved ones.

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          • He did so much to fill hearts with love and brotherhood!

            God bless his soul.

            Rest in Peace, Pete Seeger, Precious Friend

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          • Quotation mark correction to Pete Seeger’s words above:

            When there’s big problems to be solved, let’s get everyone involved.

            Don’t give up, don’t give in. Working together we all can win

            What we do now, you and me, will effect eternity

            Hoping we’ll all pull through, me and you.

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    • Yes, mindyme62, finally!

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  3. Funny how the victim looks like a normal man with a dreamy look…….

    Funny how the killer looks like a misfit in a mugshot……

    Hmmmmmmm ? Fogen, Dunn, and Kerrick and who knows how many others look like the thug.

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    • crazy1946!!! So good to see your fonts.

      That’s interesting info.

      $17 million
      What the NRA spent on campaigns during the 2012 election cycle.

      As is said, follow the money.

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      • Xena, I’ve been following, but refraining from posting. Some times it is better to make no waves lest one get caught in a tidal wave, right?

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        • crazy1946

          Some times it is better to make no waves lest one get caught in a tidal wave, right?

          What’s a tidal wave every now and then? Better than a tsunami. LOL!

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      • Xena, Add this information to what you pulled out of my prior link and you have another clue to follow on the money trail… If one were looking at one major source of the violence toward our fellow man in this nation, this should be the first to examine… I will agree with them on one thing, guns are not the problem, it is guns in the hands of our fast growing immature society that is the problem. But as long as you have big money to be made by supplying those guns, you will not resolve the problem… Remember the root of all money is “evil” (think about those words for a moment..)

        http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/15/nra-membership-numbers-are-not-slightly-exaggerated-theyre-outright-lies/

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      • The best stat of all is a positive one….

        “600,000

        Semi-automatic shotguns and rifles bought back as part of new gun control measures in Australia after a 1996 mass shooting in which 35 people were killed. The country also prohibited private sales of guns. From 1995 to 2006, homicides by firearm in Australia plunged 59 percent – and they haven’t had a mass shooting since.”

        They have gun buybacks in Camden NJ every few years and I can’t recall the number, but it’s in the thousands and the gun crime rate drops instantly.

        Hey gun NutZZ and Right Wing Tree House Politico’s…….how hard is that to grasp.

        Oh, my bad………they want the thugs wiped out by all means available.

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  4. A 2 nd indictment. This is good. However what about the homeowner who made a breaking and entering claim,when there wasn’t one. What is happening to her?

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    • MI, the first grand jury last week did not indict.

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    • m1,

      However what about the homeowner who made a breaking and entering claim,when there wasn’t one. What is happening to her?

      That’s a good question. Maybe she’s home counting her fingers everyday knowing that her assumption ended up with an innocent person being killed.

      Frustrated

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  5. We have a case here of a man with a lengthy criminal record killing a kid who broke into his rental house Saturday morning. T

    he H/O had coincidentally spent the night at the vacant rental home, to do some work when he says the kid came through a window. He wasn’t supposed to be carrying a gun at all. He walked. I smell a rat.

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    • roderick2012

      White West Virginia man kills innocent black neighbors

      Two African-American men were killed by a white West Virginia man on Saturday when he shot the neighboring landowner and his brother on an adjacent property in Barboursville.

      Rodney Bruce Black, 62, shot and killed Garrick Hopkins, 60, and his brother, Carl Hopkins, Jr., 61, with a rifle while the two men were inspecting a building on a piece of land that was newly-purchased by Garrick Hopkins and his wife. Both men were married and had children.

      http://thegrio.com/2014/01/29/white-west-virginia-man-kills-innocent-black-neighbors/

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