A convicted murderer clears his name, but questions still remain about a high-profile Columbia murder. Ryan Ferguson had murder charges against him vacated this week. His father, Bill, says there’s only one reliable witness in the case, and she saw two people that may have committed the murder, or saw who did.
“If she had been given the opportunity to testify in court, and prosecutor Crane made sure she wasn’t, she would have said that that wasn’t Ryan or Chuck,” says Ferguson.
You can see the composite that the witness developed below.
Ferguson said his heart goes out to the family of the victim Kent Heitholt. He says he hopes now that Ryan’s name is cleared the real killer can be found and brought to justice.