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Posted on: February 24, 2020

Alonzo Ferguson Sentenced to Natural Life for First Degree Murder

PHOENIX—Alonzo Ferguson (D.O.B. 05/01/1979) was sentenced to a term of Natural Life today for a First Degree murder, which occurred during a 2014 robbery attempt on an armored car. He received a sentence of 15 years in the Department of Corrections for the attempted armed robbery and 21 years for conspiracy to commit armed robbery. The sentences will run concurrently.

“The defendant showed a blatant willingness to use violent means in carrying out criminal acts,” said Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel. “Many more could have been injured that day, and thankfully they were not. This sentence justly matches his crimes.”

“The defendant put his greed above the lives of others,” said Michael Caputo, Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Phoenix Field Office. “Friday’s sentencing goes to show that no matter how much time has passed, the FBI along with our state, local, federal, and tribal law enforcement partners will continue to vigorously pursue justice for the citizens and communities we serve. We would like to thank the members of our Violent Crimes Task Force, the Phoenix Police Department, and prosecutors for their diligent work on this case.”

On April 25, 2014, Alonzo Ferguson led a team of four other men in an attempt to rob an armored car. During the incident, the armored vehicle guard fought back, firing his own weapon and killing one of the co-conspirators. Though they fled the scene and Ferguson’s DNA was found on a rifle and magazine discarded nearby. He was also identified through a photographic line-up.

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Violent Crime Task Force and Phoenix Police Department, as well as the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office Repeat Offender Unit. The other defendants in the case have previously been sentenced.

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