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.
Music in this episode by:
- 5 Minute Meditations (album mix with alpha waves) by Lee Rosevere – http://freemusicarchive.org/
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- Feathered by Blue Dot Sessions – http://freemusicarchive.org/
- Don’t Lie to Inner Child by Sergey Cheremisinov – http://freemusicarchive.org/
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- The Signals by Sergey Cheremisinov – http://freemusicarchive.org/
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- Eyelids Grow Heavy by Master Toad – http://freemusicarchive.org/
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- Celestial Navigation by Blue Dot Sessions – http://freemusicarchive.org/
- Traces by Hyson – http://freemusicarchive.org/