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Ryan Ferguson denied new trial

Monday, June 15, 2009 | 9:56 a.m. CDT; updated 10:42 a.m. CDT, Monday, June 15, 2009

COLUMBIA — All of Ryan Ferguson's claims were denied Monday morning in his effort to receive a new trial in the murder of Columbia Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. More details to come as they become available.


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Phil Macoun June 15, 2009 | 12:07 p.m.

Ryan has not received a fair hearing of his case. His first trial was skilfully orchestrated by the Prosecution to prevent all the facts being presented to the jury.
In a land that proclaims to cherish justice, this case will eventuatally show that Ryan Ferguson is innocent, and has been denied justice, by the system that was supposed to provide it.
He deserves a re-trial, and to have all the facts presented to a competent jury.

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stephanie vaughn June 27, 2009 | 11:21 p.m.

I am confused about so much, but one thing that is really bothering me is the lack of evidence linking the boys to the crime. I mean no evidence, no prints, no blood or anything points to either of the boys, especially the hair. This supposedly took place after two young men spent the evening drinking & claim to be intoxicated. A sober person couldn't pull off such a crime. Where is the weapon? If they, as Chuck stated, had went back to the bar, which was relatively close, where was the tire iron? I do not recall Chuck saying where he got the tire iron from. There have been people sentenced to death on one strand of hair, but they cannot link anything to these boys, other than Chuck's story? It makes no sense, none what-so-ever. How about the bloody footprint? No blood on their clothes, their hands, their hair... all that blood & the blood spatter and no blood on them, it's outrageous. I think the investigation was sloppy and there should be a new investigation that takes place, re-examining all of the evidence. I feel horrible for those whom are convicted of a crime for which they are innocent.

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ERIC SHAWVER October 11, 2009 | 2:50 a.m.

THE RYAN FERGUSON STORY IS SAD AND SCARY WHAT WAS THE JURY THINKING YOU END A KIDS LIFE BECAUSE ONE KID HAD A DREAM ARE YOU KIDDING ME SCARY MAN REAL SCARY WOW MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY ,

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