At last! Dawan Ferguson charged with murder

Christian Ferguson, a severely disabled nine-year-old who could not speak, swallow, or toilet, disappeared in 2003. His father, Dawan, claimed he was abducted from the car when Dawan stopped to use the phone, but for years all the evidence has indicated that Dawan deliberately allowed Christian to die of his illness, a rare disorder called citrullinemia.

I had long wondered why Dawan had not been charged in the case, since even the cops were openly saying basically “yeah, he medically neglected him to death, on purpose.” Well, it’s finally happened. Dawan has been charged with murder. No word on if there’s any new evidence, or if the district attorney’s office just decided to go with what they had.

I am really hoping that Christian didn’t have much awareness, and that he didn’t feel much suffering when his father allowed him to die slowly for months before he disappeared.

2 thoughts on “At last! Dawan Ferguson charged with murder

  1. Patrick Kerrigan October 4, 2019 / 9:57 pm

    Meaghan, the district attorney in most situations approve filing charges in criminal cases. Sometimes a district attorney will not file charges because they think the evidence and witness will support te charge.

    Then another attorney, years later will look at the same evidence and decide to file charges and prosecute. It could be that new science or forensics support the decison to prosecute.

    The FBI has a program, on how to prosecute people for homiide, although no boy has been ecovered.

    • Meaghan October 4, 2019 / 10:18 pm

      Years ago I communicated with Christian’s mom Theda. She didn’t have much to say other than to make the bizarre claim that she and Dawan were never married.

      I feel a great deal of compassion for her. I’m sure she’s glad this day has come, but she still doesn’t have her boy, or even his body.

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