February 8, 2010
Ryan Ferguson waits for proceedings to start Friday, April 23, 2004, in Columbia.
Chuck Erickson describes where he says he and Ryan Ferguson were hiding behind a dumpster moments before they allegedly killed Kent Heitholt in the parking lot of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Erickson recanted that testimony in a deposition videotaped Nov. 22, 2009.
On Monday, Chuck Erickson recanted statements he made about the involvement of Ryan Ferguson in the 2001 murder of Kent Heitholt. Furguson’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, filed a motion asking the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District to send the post-conviction case back to the trial court for reconsideration based on the new evidence.
Jennifer Hudson, an engineering aide at the Public Works Department, unpacks a box in the engineering cubicles during the move at Columbia City Hall on Monday.
Missouri sophomore guard Kim English practices his shot at Mizzou Arena two hours before a January game against visiting Nebraska. The extra work did little for his game. English shot 2-for-9 against the Cornhuskers while airballing one shot and clanking another off the side of the backboard.
Telephones, computers and other office necessities wait to be reorganized throughout the engineering department during the moving process at Columbia City Hall on Monday.
From left, Jiyoung Lee, and Byung Joo Lee look on intently as Lt. Debbie Sorrell, assistant fire marshal at the Columbia Fire Department, explains on Monday how a thermal camera works. The two students are from South Korean universities and enrolled in the English and Professional Immersion program at the University of Missouri.
Engineer Rachel Smith helps Han Jeon remove the firefighter's uniform she tried on Monday at the Columbia Fire Department. Jeon is a student in the English and Professional Immersion, or EPI, program run by the Asian Affairs Center at the University of Missouri.
On Monday, Columbia Second Chance began moving from its location on Ash Street to its new headquarters, which sits on 38 acres off Highway 179 in Cooper County, about 13 miles west of Columbia.
This semester, at least 25 MU professors require their students to read books which bore those professor’s own names on the cover, either as authors or editors. These professors are not known to earn anything from the books or violate the university’s conflict of interest policy, which requires them to donate the royalties derived from such assignments to the university or to a charity. At the MU Bookstore, a used book costs 75 percent as much as a new one.
Rene Cruz prepares chicken wings for frying by tossing them in flour at CJ's in Tiger Country on Saturday. He said that game days are especially busy. "If it's Mizzou related, then this place is packed," Cruz said.
Quentin Stevenson mixes chicken wings and sauce at CJ's in Tiger Country on Saturday. "We're more like a family. It makes me love Columbia a lot more," Stevenson said.
Rene Cruz prepares to add more chicken wings to the trays already frying in the kitchen at CJ's in Tiger Country on Saturday. "The atmosphere in the kitchen is awesome," Cruz said. "Jack FM is probably my second favorite part of working here."
Ferguson’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, filed a Motion to Remand based upon newly discovered evidence, asking the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District to send the post-conviction case back to the trial court for reconsideration based on the new evidence. The court could also deny the motion and make its decision based on the evidence already presented.
Ferguson’s lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, filed a Motion for Extension of Time at the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District to request more time to file an appeal.
Chuck Erickson in court in 2004 when he pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Kent Heitholt . Erickson's testimony helped send his former high-school classmate Ryan Ferguson to prison with a sentence of 40 years for murder. Erickson has recently recanted his original story and now says he acted alone. Pool photo by Don Shrubshell.
February 7, 2010
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees holds his son Baylen after the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts in Miami.
University of Missouri women's basketball forward Shakara Jones, center, fights for possession of the ball against Iowa State players Alison Lacey, left, and Anna Prins, right. The tigers lost the match at Mizzou Arena 39-65 on Sunday.
University of Missouri forward Amanda Hanneman, left, attempts to pass the defense of Iowa State players Kelsey Bolte, center, and Alison Lace, right during their game on Sunday The tigers lost the game in Mizzou Arena 65-39.
MU junior guard RaeShara Brown attempts to move past Iowa State senior guard Denae Stuckey on Sunday in Mizzou Arena. Iowa state won the game 65-39.