Ryan Ferguson, his parents and his girlfriend will talk about the month since Ferguson's release from prison after an appeals court vacated his murder conviction.
A miscommunication between student reporters and Columbia Public Schools officials about whether Ryan Ferguson, just released from prison, could be interviewed on campus led to a two-hour meeting between the two camps Friday.
Supporters continue to donate to the Ferguson family, who has spent the past eight years and hundreds of thousands of dollars in an effort to free Ryan Ferguson.
Josh Kezer, who spent 16 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, said what the community needs to do is treat Ryan Ferguson, who was freed on Tuesday, like an ordinary person.
When the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District vacated Ferguson's 2005 convictions, it left the door open for him to face charges again if prosecutors decided they had the evidence to go forward.
Ryan Ferguson was released from prison Tuesday after serving almost eight years of a 40-year sentence in the 2001 slaying of Kent Heitholt. Columbia police issued a statement Wednesday morning saying that any new leads would be pursued by investigators.
The Missourian features a collection of live reporting leading up to and during Ryan Ferguson's news conference about his release from prison.
Ryan Ferguson was released from custody Tuesday after the Missouri attorney general's office announced it would not pursue action against him.
Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight said his office had a conflict of interest with the case. Knight was the assistant prosecuting attorney during Ferguon's trial, according to Missouri Case.net.
If a conviction is vacated, is it also overturned? This week's announcement by the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District gave the Missourian a chance to review legal terminology.
More than 12 years after Kent Heitholt's death, the man originally convicted in his slaying may soon be released from prison. On Tuesday, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District overturned Ryan Ferguson's 2005 murder conviction.
Nina Johnson, former librarian at the Columbia Daily Tribune and current librarian at the Missourian, recalls a series of events following the slaying of Kent Heitholt.
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District vacated Ferguson's conviction based on a Brady violation, ruling that the prosecution failed to share vital information with his defense.
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District vacated Ryan Ferguson's 2005 conviction for murder. Here's a timeline of the evolution of his case.
If the state decides it will try to keep Ryan Ferguson behind bars, Kathleen Zellner said she will be ready. "If (the prosecutors) want a battle, we're always up for a fight." Her record of legal victories suggests that's no empty boast.
The court wrote that Ferguson did not discover until after his appeal and post-conviction motions had failed that the prosecution had not disclosed key evidence to the defense. That opened the way for the appeals court to consider the significance of that evidence.
As Ryan Ferguson's story is being told once again, here's a guide to some of the key people who have been connected to the case.
Kent Heitholt was killed in the parking lot of the Columbia Daily Tribune in 2001. Ryan Ferguson has been serving a 40-year sentence for second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in Heitholt's death.
The Missouri Court of Appeals Western District granted Ryan Ferguson's request to vacate his 2005 conviction for the murder of Kent Heitholt.
Local, state and national news organizations covered the breaking news of Ryan Ferguson's vacated conviction. Many also posted and updated stories throughout the day.