Charles Erickson

 

Kent Heitholt

 

Ryan Ferguson

 

Charles Erickson testifying against Ryan Ferguson

 

Kent's car in the Columbia Daily Tribune parking lot

 

Ryan Ferguson leaving prison with Dateline's Keith Morrison

 

Ryan's post-release press conference

 

Crime scene photo with M Boyd in the background

 

Charles Erickson and his mom

 

It’s a story that has been told numerous times before – On Halloween night in 2001, Kent Heitholt, a 48-year-old sports editor, was brutally murdered in the Columbia Tribune parking lot as he was leaving work.

Ryan Ferguson and Charles Erickson were arrested years later and charged with murder, although none of the forensic evidence at the scene matched either of the men. The case would slowly fall apart, amid witness recantations, and accusations of corruption.

Ryan would eventually be released, but Charlie remains in prison. In this episode, I speak to Charlie and get his side of the story, along with updates in the case. Visit FreeCharlesErickson.com for more info.

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