What happened to Randy Ferguson in The American Monster?
Angela Ferguson, the husband of 45-year-old Puyallup, Washington machinist Randy Ferguson, brutally killed him in 2006. The eighth and final installment of ID’s true crime series American Monster Season 8 is set to investigate the horrifying and gruesome murder.
On Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 9:8c, Investigation Discovery and Discovery Plus will debut Episode 8 of Season 8.
The new episode was written by Bruce Kennedy and directed by Bill Thomas for American Monster Season 8. According to the official synopsis:
When Randy Ferguson meets single mom Angela Phillips, his sisters’ concerns that he might never have a family of his own are allayed. However, the beautiful life they lead together is obscured by a terrible truth.
True crime enthusiasts have been eagerly awaiting the events ever since Investigation Discovery first revealed the information surrounding the horrifying murder case.
Before Investigation Discovery and Discovery+ air American Monster Season 8 Episode 8, let’s investigate the murder of Randy Ferguson.
Before the latest episode of American Monster airs, find out all about the murder of Randy Ferguson.
How did Randy Ferguson die? who was he?
Randy Ferguson, 45, and Angela Ferguson, married five years, lived in Puyallup, Washington. Alison, a young daughter, was born to Randy and Angela.
Angela already had her own adult children from a previous relationship when the two first met. After hitchhiking married, the couple moved into their home on South Hill in Puyallup, Washington, where they lived with their daughter and Angela’s children
However, things started to deteriorate and the couple started fighting all the time. Lisa Moore, Randy’s sister, predicted a conflict between them due to Angela’s cunning, envious and domineering personality.
After witnessing her brother’s marital woes for a time, Lisa also admitted that she felt bad about arranging Randy to meet Angela.
Soon Randy’s misery would end, but in the most gruesome way: Angela would kill him by shooting him twice in the head. On March 23, 2006, his wife violently ended the 45-year-old’s marriage after violent arguments.
Two days later, on March 26, 2006, Randy’s body — cold and lifeless, with two gunshot wounds to the head — was discovered in the trunk of his 1990 Dogde Intrepid vehicle. Nearly eight miles northwest of Tacoma, in Gig Harbor, the car was allegedly smashed into a barrier.
After the body was found, Angela initially insisted she was unaware of her husband’s death and showed obvious sadness. But the police kept looking and when they discovered blood in the house, they confronted Angela about it. Although the 39-year-old admitted to the crime, he claimed it was an accident. She covered up the murder by also using her adult children.
After her imprisonment, Angela was sentenced in 2007 to 26 years and 8 months in prison. The Washington Corrections Center for Women now houses Randy’s killer and his wife.