Rick Scott Signs Death Warrant for John Errol Ferguson, Guilty of Eight Killings

Categories: Crime
Between 1977 and 1978, John Errol Ferguson led a shocking killing spree through Miami-Dade County. A home invasion gone wrong and a rape-murder of a teenage couple left eight people dead.

More than three decades later, Ferguson will die for his crimes. Gov. Rick Scott signed his death warrant this afternoon, and Ferguson's execution has been scheduled for next month.

Ferguson was convicted of eight counts of first-degree murder, for the deaths of Henry Clayton, Randolph Holmes, Michael Miller, Charles Stinson, Livingston Stocker, Gilbert Williams, Brian Glenfeldt, and Belinda Worley.

The first six victims died in July 1977, when Ferguson entered a home in Carol City by posing as Florida Power & Light employee. After searching a few rooms, he pulled a gun and tied up a woman inside. He then let in two accomplices, Marvin Francis and Beauford White.

The three were looking for money and drugs when the home's owner, Stocker, and six friends arrived. The robbers tied the men up and then later shot them all, execution-style. The woman and one of the men survived despite a shotgun blast to the head, but Stocker and five others died.

Ferguson also later confessed to another horrific crime. In January 1978, he raped and murdered Worley and killed her boyfriend, Glenfeldt; they were both 17 years old.

The two accomplices in the home invasion, Francis and White, were executed in the late '80s.

Ferguson had stalled his own execution for decades by pleading mental illness and claiming to be incompetent to aid his defense attorneys.

Here's the full death warrant, which calls for Ferguson's execution to be carried out October 16 at 6 p.m.:

Ferguson Death

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dennishun
dennishun

    Scott uses the nickname “Rick”, but with his background, he should be nicknamed more appropriately “John-Boy”. The Republicans, Independents and Democrats who had voted in 2000 to elect Rick “John-Boy” Scott as Governor of the State of Florida, have learned and now realize that vote in 2000 was one big mistake! Rick Scott is a poster boy for the “People's Loss of Faith in the Integrity of this State's Government”. Everyone makes mistakes, but most of us do our very best, not make the same mistake twice (2004 election)!

    Rick “John-Boy” Scott was “Co-Founder” and “CEO” of “Columbia/HCA” in the 1990s, when the FBI with the help of whistleblowers, launched a massive multi-state investigation that led to the company pleading guilty to criminal charges of over-billing the government. It was and it still is “the biggest Medicare fraud case in U.S. History”, and ended with Columbia/HCA paying a record $1.7 billion in fines, penalties and damages. Rick “John-Boy” Scott walked away from Columbia/HCA with a whopping $10 million in severance and stock valued at $300 million.

    After robbing Medicare (the tax payers money) of hundreds of millions of dollars, John-Boy Scott now moves forward with his personal demonic priority to exercise an absolute power over life, and kill human beings. John-Boy will execute and kill as many human beings and as quickly as his accomplished signing of the Timely Justice Act provides for him to do so!

baymorgan5
baymorgan5

Thirty years to late, please someone take out the trash.

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