Prosecutors: ‘Friend’ charged with killing, sexually assaulting Algie Ferguson in fight over money in Rogers Park

By JORDAN OWEN Chicago Sun-Times Wire A man has been charged with murder for fatally beating his friend, Algie Ferguson, during an argument over money in an elevator in a Rogers Park apartment building on the North Side last month. Phalyon McFarthing, 46, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault and aggravated … Read more →

Suspect charged after 61-year-old Algie Ferguson dies five days after being assaulted in Rogers Park

By ALEXANDA KUKULKA Chicago Sun-Times Wire Sixty-one-year-old man Algie Ferguson died Thursday after he was assaulted in an elevator in the Rogers Park neighborhood about a week earlier. At 11:45 p.m. Jan. 23, Ferguson was arguing with 45-year-old Phalyon McFarthing in an elevator in the 6800 block of North Sheridan Road when McFarthing hit, kicked … Read more →

Phalyon McFarthing

  • Arrested: Jan. 25, 2016
  • Age: 43
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the Jan. 23, 2016 death of Algie Ferguson.

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