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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Ryan Ferguson Update: Conviction vacated for Mo. man jailed nearly 10 years for murder he says he didn't commit

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ALL RISE! Court is in session, The Honorable, Judge M. Joseph Miller II. Presiding. Tune in This Friday to The Legal Brief with Judge M. Joseph Miller II. The Legal Brief, Legal Analyst.

You’ll recall in a previous segment airing on October 11, 2013, listen to the rebroadcast: ( the case of Defendant, Ryan Ferguson convicted of murder in 2005 by the People of the Commonwealth of Missouri was analyzed by our very own Analyst, Miller. 

After careful review we asked Judge Miller to make a recommendation/ruling if and when an appeal should be had in this case. WELL MILLER CALLS IT AGAIN, just as in the People vs. Zimmerman trial this past summer, Miller decided to make a ruling on air LIVE! His verdict was in favor of the defendant and the “IMMEDIATE RELEASE FROM INCARCERATION!”

Someone was listening and you should too because; 

An appeals court has vacated the murder conviction of Ryan Ferguson, the 29-year-old Mo. man imprisoned for nearly a decade for a crime he says he didn't commit. In 2005, Ferguson was sentenced to 40 years in the 2001 murder of sports editor Kent Heitholt.


The state has to decide whether to re-try Ferguson. It's not clear when he could be discharged from custody. His lawyer, Kathleen Zellner, plans to seek Ferguson's release on bond pending the decision on whether to retry him, (This has been reported in the Associated Press.)
The circumstances surrounding Ferguson's conviction have troubled legal experts. The case was upheld last year despite a lack of physical evidence pointing to Ferguson, and the recantations of both Ferguson's alleged accomplice and an eyewitness. Our Analyst calls it hogwash and instead recommended the immediate release of Ferguson. This appeals court ruling i.e. a Vacated Judgment essentially makes it as though Ferguson has never been convicted of a crime!

  1. Vacated Judgment is defined as: A vacated judgment makes a previous legal judgment legally void. A vacated judgment is usually the result of the judgment of an appellate court, which overturns, reverses, or sets aside the judgment of a lower court. An appellate court may also vacate its own decisions. ...

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