There was emotional testimony Tuesday during the murder trial for the former school security guard who pleaded guilty to shooting and killing his estranged wife in a UT Southwestern parking garage.
Jury selection had just gotten underway on Monday when Ferdinand pleaded guilty and accepted a 50 year sentence.
On Tuesday, Karen's family members gave emotional impact statements that were aimed at the man who took her life.
"I wish for you a cruel and violent death in prison, and that you burn in eternity. I spit on the day I met you," said Sarah Horton, her mother.
Court records showed Ferdinand had a long history of abusing his wife.
Karen had a protective order against him, but family members said she still feared that he would one day kill her.
The couple had three children together.
KDFW FOX 4
Main Station Directory:
Didn't find what you were looking for?