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Colin Ferguson


14 Jan 1958 Colin Ferguson born, Jamaica.
???? Attends Calabar High School, Kingston Jamaica.
16 Apr 1978 Father, Von Herman Ferguson, dies in an head-on automobile collision with a bus.
Aug 1979 Enrolls, Institute of Management and Production, Kingston Jamaica.
Oct 1982 Moves to United States.
Nov 1984 Robbed at gunpoint, while working the register at a liquor store.
1985 Mother dies in Jamaica. Colin does not attend her funeral.
13 May 1986 Marries Audrey Warren.
May 1988 Audrey Warren files for divorce, obtains custody of their only child.
18 Apr 1989 Injured at work, as he falls from a stool.
1990 Enrolls at Adelphi University.
Jun 1991 Suspended from Adelphi University.
Feb 1992 Arrested on New York City Subway, harassment of a woman passenger.
Sep 1992 Receives a $26,250 workers compensation settlement.
9 May 1993 Purchases a 9mm Luger P89, $299.99. Also buys four boxes of hollowpoint bullets.
7 Dec 1993 Kills 6 people, wounds 18 others, on the Long Island Railroad.
1994 Fistfight in prison with murderer Joel Rifkin over whose killings were better.
4 Mar 1996 A meritless lawsuit filed by victims' families against Olin, manufacturer of Black Talon ammunition, and Ruger, manufacturer of the gun Ferguson used in the killings, is dismissed because it would involve a wholesale expansion of tort law. McCarthy v. Sturm, Ruger and Co., Inc., 916 F.Supp. 366 (S.D.N.Y. 1996)

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