Court Documents Reveal New Info in Jonathan Ferrell Shooting
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CHARLOTTE, NC — A potential game-changer in new court documents filed on behalf of CMPD Officer Wes Kerrick.
Kerrick’s attorneys say witnesses have indicated that Jonathan Ferrell ingested illegal drugs, possibly marijuana and other substances, the night of the shooting. The motion also reveals CMPD officials went to Ferrell’s friend’s house and collected a substance the two smoked the night of the shooting, but that there wasn’t enough to test.
The other major claims in the motion has to do with toxicology testing. While Ferrell’s standard screens came back clean, the defense says his blood sample was destroyed, despite their efforts to preserve it to test it for pot, bath salts and more.
Kerrick shot and killed Ferrell in 2013. Kerrick is now charged with manslaughter.