Ryan Ferguson: ‘I need to build my life back’

CBS News; November 13, 2013

Ryan Ferguson said on “CBS This Morning” that he needs to “build my life back” after spending nearly 10 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn’t commit.

Ferguson was released from custody Tuesday night. His release came after Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Tuesday that his office will not retry Ferguson, 29.

In an interview with his father, Bill Ferguson, Ryan Ferguson said on “CTM” that his emotions haven’t caught up with him since his release. “It’s amazing,” he said. “You know, it’s quite early in the morning. I haven’t really had the opportunity to experience the day yet, but I know as it unfolds there will be new adventures, and it will be incredible, so definitely looking forward to getting into the day.”

Missouri Attorney General: We won’t retry Ryan Ferguson

Last week, an appeals court threw out Ferguson’s 2005 conviction in the killing of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. The appeals court ruled that Boone County prosecutors violated federal law by failing to share several pieces of evidence with Ferguson’s defense team during his trial.

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