Mentor police have detained and charged a woman for supposedly pulled her vehicle in front of a truck which ended in the loss of her 10-year-old girl.
After nine-month research, the Mentor Police Department concluded that 37-year-old Kia Ferguson, of South Euclid, purposely pulled her vehicle in front of a semi-truck near State Route 306 on January 25, 2019.
Ji Ferguson, the ten-year-old rear passenger, and daughter of Kia Ferguson perished at the scene as a consequence of the wounds.
Kia Ferguson’s other child, a six-year-old boy, was wounded and taken to the Intensive Care Unit at Cleveland’s MetroHealth Hospital for medication.
Later researchers stated “it became clear Ms. Ferguson intentionally pulled in front of the semi-truck,” the case was given over to the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office for assessment.
Kia Ferguson was taken into confinement and is now charged with exacerbated murder, felonious assault, attempted murder, attempted exacerbated murder, murder, and endangering children.
Kia Ferguson faces several charges, including exacerbated murder.
Court reports show that Kia Ferguson posted the warranty that was set following her statement.
Kia Ferguson has been directed not to have any communication with her surviving child. She is also not permitted to drive. She will be observed by a GPS unit.
A trial hearing is programmed for Wednesday, October 23.