Not Guilty! The Truth Prevails
Jerry Ferguson did not submit a plea because he knew the truth would prevail. He was not guilty of the charges against him. In the end the charges were a load of bullshitto.
Wednesday, May 12, 2004 - from The Seattle Times
After hung juries, no new charges planned against karate coach
EVERETT Snohomish County prosecutors say they won't file new charges against an Everett karate coach whose two trials on child-molestation charges ended in hung juries.
Jerry Ferguson, 43, was charged with third-degree child molestation for allegedly fondling and kissing a 15-year-old girl in April 2001. But during two trials the last one ending April 22 jurors returned the same split verdict, eight votes to acquit and four to convict.
"We've given it two shots, and the jury has come back hung both times," Deputy Prosecutor Craig Matheson said.