Ryan Ferguson hearing

Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing ends

Apr 20, 2012
August Kryger / Columbia Tribune

The week long Ryan Ferguson evidentiary hearing that will decide if he gets a new trial ended late this morning. Ferguson was convicted in 2005 for the 2001 murder of Columbia Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.

August Kryger / Columbia Daily Tribune

Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • The latest on the Ryan Ferguson hearing in Jefferson City
  • Details on an agreement to attempt to manufacture small modular nuclear reactors in Callaway County
  • The latest state legislation related to the Federal Health Care law

Newscast for April 19, 2012

Apr 19, 2012

Regional news coverage from the KBIA News room, including:

  • Healthcare rebuke passes Missouri House. 
  • Missouri Senate passes education overhaul legislation.
  • Ex-prosecutor denies telling witnesses what to say. 
  • Missouri energy companies to collaborate on developing nuclear reactors in Callaway County. 

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A Missouri judge denies telling witnesses what they needed to say when he was a prosecutor pursuing a conviction in the 2001 murder of a newspaper editor.

Ferguson's evidentiary hearing starts

Apr 16, 2012

Ryan Ferguson's evidentiary hearing began today in Jefferson City.

Ferguson's attorney is attempting to disprove the evidence used to convict Ferguson of murder in 2005. That confession includes the confession of Charles Erickson who implicated himself, and Ferguson in the murder.

Interrogation expert Joseph Buckley testified Monday that police interviews of Erickson were below standard. Buckley said it was hard to tell if Erickson's words were his own, or were suggested by the interviewing officers.