22-year-old man kills 14-year-old girl after erroneously believing that she was pregnant with his child (video)By Mason White 11:16 AM December 5, 2014
By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of murder after killing a teen girl because he believed she was pregnant with his child, prosecutors in New York said.
Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson said that Christian Ferdinand, 22 of Limestone, Maine, was convicted of suffocating a 14-year-old girl to death and attempting to burn her body because he believed she was pregnant.
Ferdinand was convicted of second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence, following a jury trial before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog.
The defendant faces 25 years to life in prison.
According to the police investigation, the defendant and the victim, Shaniesha Forbes, who he had met on Facebook, had an argument over whether to terminate an alleged pregnancy.
The defendant was angered that the victim refused to have an abortion. The defendant demanded she “kill it” and the victim refused.
The defendant then placed a pillow over her face until she stopped moving.
He removed her body to an area where it was ultimately found, the southern end of Gerristen Avenue, where he attempted to burn her body.
The Medical Examiner confirmed that the victim was not pregnant.