High Court Rejects Ferguson Appeal ; No Judicial Error in Trial for Heitholt Murder
Meyer, Joe, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
The Missouri Supreme Court yesterday refused to hear an appeal from Ryan Ferguson, who was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2001 death of Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt.
The high court's decision ends the direct appeal for Ferguson and sets the stage for another appeal, starting in Boone County Circuit Court, addressing whether his constitutional rights were violated, including whether he had ineffective legal counsel.
The direct appeal rejected yesterday alleged errors by then- Circuit Judge Ellen Roper during Ferguson's 2005 trial. In June, the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District affirmed Ferguson's conviction without …
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