Horror: Scottish conductor is murdered in Argentina

Horror: Scottish conductor is murdered in Argentina


norman lebrecht

August 25, 2017

Police in the city of Córdoba have found the body of Finlay Ferguson, killed by a blow to the head with a heavy object, apparently a gym dumbbell. He had been tied to the bed.

Ferguson, 60, was conductor of the San Martin Theatre’s Orquesta Académica Juvenil , whose players are aged from 15 to 22.

Several men are being questioned.

UPDATE: Killer is jailed for life


  • Please do remember to give us a follow-up report about this case. There must be something more sensational behind the story!

    • A. Walker says:

      You are one sick individual! My brother was bruttally murdered by a psychopath and all you want are juicy details!

      Re look at your position as a human being, with empathy for others going through hell.

      Absolute shame on you.

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      Validating you are not alone experiencing the problem you describe when accessing SlippeDisc through the browser on a mobile device.

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      I have an IPhone 6 and no problems whatsoever in reading Norman’s posts.

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  • Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

    Very dirty.

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  • Barbara says:

    I deplore the first comment on this page re the horrid murder of a Scottish conductor. It is prurient and distasteful.