Tuesday, February 25 2014 5:26 PM EST2014-02-25 22:26:12 GMT
Two of the most high-profile accused murderers in Missouri will meet for the first time Friday, and Ryan Ferguson believes that Mark Woodworth like him was wrongfully convicted.While both men are freeMore >
Two of the most high-profile accused murderers in Missouri will meet for the first time Friday, and Ryan Ferguson believes that Mark Woodworth, like him, was wrongfully convicted.More >
Tuesday, November 5 2013 3:50 PM EST2013-11-05 20:50:53 GMT
A Missouri appeals court panel has overturned the murder conviction of a Columbia man who has been serving a 40-year sentence for the 2001 slaying of a newspaper sports editor. The appeals court said TuesdayMore >
A Missouri appeals court panel has overturned the murder conviction of a Columbia man who has been serving a 40-year sentence for the 2001 slaying of a newspaper sports editor.More >
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -
An attorney for a man whose conviction in a Missouri sports editor's slaying was overturned has filed a civil rights lawsuit seeking $100 million.
Kathleen Zellner says police fabricated evidence against Ryan Ferguson in an investigation into the 2001 killing of Kent Heitholt, a Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Zellner also alleges that the police investigation was incomplete.
The lawsuit, which has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, asks for actual damages of $75 million and compensatory damages of $25 million.
It names 13 defendants, including the City of Columbia, the Columbia Police Department and Boone County.
Zellner has demanded a jury trial.
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Tuesday, March 11 2014 8:07 AM EDT2014-03-11 12:07:15 GMT
The celebration continues tonight for family and friends of Ryan Ferguson, whose murder conviction was thrown out, but only after Ferguson spent ten years in prison. Tonight, friends and family gatheredMore >
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Wednesday, September 3 2014 3:05 AM EDT2014-09-03 07:05:24 GMT
Police say a man taken into custody early Wednesday is a person of interest in three assaults at a Motel 6 in the Northland, and detectives are expected to question him about a quintuple shooting.More >
Police say a man taken into custody early Wednesday is a person of interest in three assaults at a Motel 6 in the Northland, and detectives are expected to question him about a quintuple shooting in south Kansas City.More >
Tuesday, September 2 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-09-03 03:12:05 GMT
The World Food Program says it provided food to a record 4.1 million people inside Syria last month.More >
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 20:42:09 GMT
Canadian police say pop star Justin Bieber has been charged with dangerous driving and assault after a collision between a minivan and an ATV led to a physical altercation in southwestern Ontario.More >
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