A habeas corpus petition filed in Erickson's case Tuesday alleges that his is innocent and that police and prosecutors took advantage of his mental health, poor memory and addiction issues to persuade him that he'd committed murder.
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The money is compensation from a former city insurance company for damages Ferguson endured after being wrongfully convicted in the murder of Kent Heitholt.
Wrongfully convicted for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sportsreporter Keith Heitholt, Ryan Ferguson is suing to receive the remain…
A settlement agreement signed last week set out the financial terms and leaves room for Ferguson to sue a city insurance company that denied coverage to police officers named in his lawsuit.
“When you look at the anti-police sentiment going around, there are a lot of people who just think that officers are bad people,” retired Officer Jeff Westbrook said Tuesday. “But these are the finest people I’ve ever known in my life.”
Ferguson will receive $1 million for each year he was imprisoned. In testimony Monday, he said he has struggled to find consistent work.
Bill Ferguson, father of Ryan Ferguson, confirmed on Tuesday a settlement will take place in the $100 million suit against Columbia Police detectives.
Judge Kevin Crane was named presiding judge of the 13th judicial court. In this April 2012 photo, Crane, who served as prosecutor in Ryan Ferg…
The ruling seems to clear the way for Ryan Ferguson's lawsuit against five former Columbia police officers — and one still in the department — to go forward.