What is this world coming to? A grown ass man murders a 14-year-old child because he THOUGHT he got her pregnant. This is wrong on so many levels.
The 20-year-old man accused of smothering 14-year-old Shaniesha Forbes to death, shoving her body in a suitcase and setting it aflame on a Brooklyn beach, told detectives he murdered the teen because she said she was pregnant with his child and refused to get an abortion, police sources said Thursday.
But the teen wasn’t pregnant, the city’s medical examiner confirmed, leaving her shattered family members railing against the “senseless” crime.
“You had the courage and the balls to kill her but you couldn’t go to the pharmacy to buy a pregnancy test to find out if it was true?” asked Forbes’ stunned cousin Kerri Ann Thomas, 25 Thursday. “That makes no sense.”
Christian Ferdinand was arrested in Maine Wednesday and charged with killing Shaniesha and dumping her remains near an extinguished bonfire at Gerritsen Beach, roughly three miles from the girl’s Flatlands home. He then tried to set Forbes’ body on fire, but the blaze went out, sources said.
He told police he met Shaniesha on Facebook and began a sexual relationship with her, sources said.When she told him she was pregnant but wouldn’t get an abortion, Ferdinand smothered her with a pillow in his cousin’s Nostrand Avenue apartment near Avenue M, law enforcement sources said.
Source:New York Daily News