Ferguson, Colin

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Ferguson, Colin Gender: M
Ferguson, Colin Alfred
born on 14 January 1958
Place Kingston, Jamaica, 18n00, 76w48
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Rodden
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American multiple homicide killing five and wounding 18 in a crowded commuter train at Garden City, NY. On 12/07/1993 he boarded the Long Island railroad at Pennsylvania station at 5:33 PM, carrying a 9-millimeter pistol and 160 rounds of ammo. He rose in the moving train, shooting strangers.

Ferguson was one of five sons with a privileged childhood in Jamaica. When his folks died in 1969 and 1970, the family scattered. Colin emigrated to the U.S. September 1982 where he worked at menial jobs. He made a marriage on 5/13/1986 that was stormy enough to have to cops interfere on occasion, a marriage that fell apart in late 1987.

Working as a clerk, Colin fell off a stool, hurting his neck and back, making him eligible for disability. Attempting to gain an education, he fought with teachers, a paranoid racist. His life on the whole seemed to be going downhill.

In a bizarre trial, Colin acted as his own attorney, repeating his claim that the shooter was a white guy who stole Colin's gun from his bag while he slept. In spite of likening himself to a martyred saint, the jury sentenced him to life on 3/22/1995.


  • Crime : Trial dates 22 March 1995 (Sentenced to life)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 13 May 1986 (Married for a year)
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  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 7 December 1993 (Shot up train)
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Source Notes

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  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide many at once (Killed 5 wounded 18)
  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Racist)
  • Traits : Body : Race (Black)
  • Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (One of five boys)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Well-to-do family)
  • Family : Childhood : Family distant (Family scattered after 1970)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage less than 3 Yrs (Less than a year)
  • Vocation : Miscellaneous : Handyman (Menial jobs)