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California Judge Sends a Text Message that He Shot and Killed His Wife Pleaded Not Guilty

California Judge Jeffrey Ferguson
California Judge Jeffrey Ferguson shot and killed his wife pleaded not guilty. (Photo: Yahoo)

A California judge, who sent a text message to his court clerk and bailiff, pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday.

California Judge Jeffrey Ferguson

California Judge Jeffrey Ferguson shot and killed his wife pleaded not guilty. (Photo: Yahoo)

California Judge Shot and Killed His Wife

Orange County Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Ferguson, 72 years old, pleaded not guilty in a Los Angeles courtroom on Tuesday. He was charged with a murder case after he sent a text message to his clerk and bailiff that he shot and killed his wife.

In a published article in FOX News, the California judge and his wife Sheryl Ferguson, 65 years old, had an argument in a restaurant before the shooting incident happened. The prosecutor said that minutes after the California judge shot and killed his wife, he texted, “I just lost it. I just shot my wife. I won’t be in tomorrow. I will be in custody. I’m so sorry.”

California Judge Pleaded Not Guilty

According to a published report in CBS News, the California judge pleaded not guilty to the crime committed. However, the judge ordered him to surrender his passport, submit to searches, wear blood alcohol content monitoring devices, and wear a GPS tracker.

Paul Meyer, an attorney for Ferguson, said that the shooting incident was not intentional. He said, “This was an unintentional, accidental shooting and not a crime,” He also shared that Ferguson can convince the jury that no crime was committed.

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