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Posted on: December 16, 2019

Alonzo Ferguson Convicted of First Degree Murder and Attempted Armed Robbery of an Armored Car

PHOENIX, AZ—Alonzo Ferguson (D.O.B. 05/01/1979) has been found guilty of one count each of First Degree Murder, Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery and Attempt to Commit Armed Robbery for his plan to rob a Garda armored vehicle. The incident led to one of his co-conspirators being shot and killed by the guard.

“The defendant planned and executed a violent scheme that resulted in the loss of life,” said Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel. “Today’s verdict holds him accountable as the key conspirator to this brazen crime.”

In early 2014, Alonzo Ferguson initiated a plan to rob an armored vehicle. During the planning, he conducted surveillance of an ATM and the procedure that an armored car employee followed to replenish the ATM. Ferguson selected a team of four, assigned them their specific roles in the crime and supplied them with the weapon used in the commission of the attempted robbery.

On April 25, 2014, the team put the plan into action. As the armed robbery unfolded, the armored vehicle guard fought back, firing his own weapon and killing one of the co-conspirators, after which, the group fled.

Through cell phone analysis of both his work and personal cell phones, Ferguson was found to be in communication with the players throughout the crime, and one of the co-defendants indicated that Ferguson was the one calling the shots.

Ferguson’s DNA was found on a rifle and magazine discarded near the scene by one of the co-defendants, who also identified him through a photographic line-up as the person who drove him and the deceased to the scene and who provided them with the rifle.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 17, 2020.

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