Maryland: Kathy Ford Dead or Alive?
It was a typical workday for a 19-year-old Kathy Ford. She was a waitress at a family restaurant, around 2’o clock she received a mysterious phone call and left work early. She never returned. Paul Ferrell, a former deputy sheriff was convicted of her kidnapping and her murder. Paul’s conviction was very unusual. Kathy’s body was never found and there was no proof she was actually dead. In fact, two eyewitnesses claimed that they saw Kathy almost a year after Ferrell was convicted.
Ferrell was charged with kidnapping, arson, and murder. Many witnesses later claimed they were forced to testify against Ferrell by the prosecutor. However, Paul Ferrell was found guilty of kidnapping, murder, and arson. He was sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison. Paul Ferrell appealed his conviction twice to the court but his appeal was denied. He was finally released after serving 18 years. What about those witnesses who claimed to have seen Kathy? Is Paul Ferrell really innocent?