Ferguson trial: Yorkville man found guilty in brother's stabbing death

Ferguson trial: Yorkville man found guilty in brother's stabbing death

Posted: Mar. 13, 2019 6:21 PM
Updated: Mar. 13, 2019 6:21 PM

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to the driver, but there is no word on a cause. the jury found john ferguson guilty on manslaughter and weapon charges, in the stabbing death of his brother. newschannel 2's rachel murphy was in court when the verdict was read ..and has more on the reaction the defendant, the family and the attorneys in the case. don.. john ferguson hung his head as the verdict was read. the prosecution tells me this was a difficult case, because this happened to an entire family. manslaughter in the first degree how do you find the defendt guilty or not guilty. guilty. criminal possessionof a weapoin the ird how do you find the dendant guiltyor not guilty. guilty. cart 1: the jurors took roughly three hours to find john ferguson guilty of manslaughter and criminal possession a apon and not guilty of second degree murder. ferguson stabbed his brother--daryl ferguson-- to death at t cheir mother's home in yorkville on july 17, 2018. the prosecution says this case impacted an entire family. todd carville assistant district attorney, oneidacounty it was a very difficult case there was both legal concepts that were da good job in grasping those, it's an emotional case because it's family related and i think all of those things factored into their decision. cart 2: butthe defense always said it was a case of self- defense. john ferguson even took the stand earlier this week telling jurors what happened the night he stabbed his brother. he said his brother got into an argument with him and went after him. john ferguson defendant at this point he squeezed a little harder and he said to me what you think i'm not a goodxplive fath, thini was nev there for my daughter. dar didn't sayanythin grabbed me by bo, he haa look in hiseyes ad heaid you ever expletive say anything about myaught again i'll expletiveill you. and he was squeezing me.here you afraat this point. yes. cart 3: john told jurors he grabbed a knife because he feared for his life and there was a struggle with him and daryl. but the prosecution always argued that there was never a struggle. the prosecution says this was also a difficult case because the victim had a history of being violent to others. todd carville assistant district attorney, oneid countyit was definity a hurdle deal with t we stl feel at the end of the day the evidence showed that there was intent. i tried to speak with the family, but they did not i tried to speak with the family, but they did not want to comment. john ferguson faces up to
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