Ferguson conviction upheld

Court of Appeals did not find cause to retry teen in Heitholt slaying
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 | 12:00 a.m. CDT; updated 3:21 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

Few recent local events have generated as much community response as the slaying of Columbia Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. The case went unsolved for almost three years. Then two Columbia teens were picked up on a CrimeStoppers tip, one of them, Charles Erickson, claiming that he’d had dreams about his involvement in the November 2001 crime.