Arrest Made in 2003 Modesto Cold Case of Lacy Ferguson

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MODESTO -- An arrest was made in the 2003 Modesto cold case of Lacy Ferguson, according to the Stanislaus County District Attorney's Office.

Ferguson's mother, Boni Driskill, posted on her personal Facebook page Friday that the suspect, 44-year-old David Aguilar, was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for her daughter's death.

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The suspect, 44-year-old David Aguilar, was booked into the Stanislaus County Jail for the 2003 death of Lacy Ferguson. (Photo Courtesy: Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department)

Aguilar was held in a Mexican prison since 2014 on a warrant for the killing, according to a DA press release. After investigators obtained enough evidence, the warrant was issued and the suspect was arrested by Mexican authorities pending extradition, the release said.

Ferguson, the mother of a then-3-year-old baby girl, was in the parking lot of a Quik Stop on Paradise Road Aug. 24, 2003 when a man driving a black 4-door sedan began shooting. Ferguson, an innocent bystander, was fatally shot in the drive-by shooting. Ferguson, her boyfriend John Ritchie, and another man were all struck by the bullets by the passing vehicle.

Ferguson died from her injuries.

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