A 20-year-old new York man who killed and set on fire a 14-year-old girl who refused his demand to have an abortion has been convicted for his crimes.
Christian Ferdinand, 20, admitted to killing Shaniesha Forbes and he was charged with homicide by asphyxiation.
After killing her, Ferdinand took Forbes’ naked body to the beach and set it on fire. But the teen wasn’t pregnant, the city’s medical examiner confirmed, leaving her shattered family members railing against the “senseless” crime.
After confessing to killing Shaniesha Forbes in January 2013, Christian Ferdinand, 22, asked cops, “Do you think I can get some kind of community service?” according to documents obtained by The Post.
A Brooklyn jury took just an hour Monday to find Ferdinand guilty of second-degree murder for the heinous crime — ensuring that he now faces up to 25 years to life behind bars.
The evil killer dropped his head on the courtroom table when the verdict was read aloud.
“I don’t think God should forgive him. He doesn’t deserve forgiveness. I hope he rots in jail,” the victim’s older sister, Shaquana Forbes, 22, said outside court.
In the five-page report on Ferdinand’s confession, the killer was asked whether Forbes resisted his attempts to hurt her, and he chillingly replied, “She tried, wasn’t much of a struggle, she was little.”
Despite Ferdinand’s pregnancy claims, the city’s medical examiner noted Forbes wasn’t pregnant at the time of her death. His alleged words and the official findings set off Forbes’ cousin.
“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?” Kerri Ann Thomas said in Brooklyn Federal Court during the trial. “That makes no sense.”
Forbes’ body was found naked and charred on Gerritsen Beach Jan. 6. She had run away from home earlier that month, saying she was going to school. Ferdinand smothered her to death in his cousin’s Nostrand Avenue apartment after she decided against abortion, officials claim.
He then kept Forbes’ body in a suitcase for two days before dumping it at the beach. Ferdinand tried setting the body ablaze, but the fire extinguished before he could do so. The New York medical examiner ruled Shaniesha’s death homicide by asphyxiation in April after the office found that her “lungs did not contain soot, proving that she was killed before being burned on her legs, arms and hands.”