State wraps up Ferguson hearing by calling original prosecutor

Friday, July 18, 2008 | 6:05 p.m. CDT; updated 10:04 a.m. CDT, Monday, June 15, 2009

COLUMBIA — In the final day of a hearing for a retrial for Ryan Ferguson, the state called the case’s original prosecutor and two investigators with the prosecutor’s office. Ferguson’s attorney wrapped up the plaintiff’s case in the morning with testimony from an expert in police interrogation and false confessions, who said he doubted the validity of Charles “Chuck” Erickson’s confession, which first implicated Ferguson.