Remembering Kent Heitholt

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | 4:12 p.m. CST; updated 4:26 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 5, 2013

COLUMBIA — The Missourian published a life story about Columbia Daily TrKent Heitholtibune sports editor Kent Heitholt on Nov. 4, 2001.

"We tried to live up to his example," said Bob Thompson, a Tribune sports writer at the time. "No one ever called in sick. We didn't want to disappoint him."

Ryan Ferguson has been serving a 40-year sentence in the Jefferson City Correctional Center for second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in Heitholt's death. His conviction was overturned Tuesday by the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District.

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