The quest to "Free Ryan Ferguson" continues on Tuesday in Kansas City.
In January 2013, Ryan Ferguson's legal team, led by Kathleen Zellner, filed a Writ of Habeas Corpus with the Western District Court of Appeals. Oral arguments will be heard Tuesday afternoon in the Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City.
Ferguson's father, Bill Ferguson, said attorneys will get 15 minutes to argue Ryan's case. Then the State's attorneys will get 15 minutes. The case will end with a 5 minute rebuttal for Ryan's team.
Following the arguments, Bill Ferguson will be hitting the road in his customized "Free Ryan Ferguson" car traveling through 14 states, speaking to media and various colleges.
Bill will be highlighting his trip with photos posted to the Free Ryan Ferguson Facebook page. The page has garnered 52,000+ supporters in the past 9 months when it was first established.
Ryan Ferguson was convicted on the testimony of Charles Erikson in the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt.
Erickson later recanted his story, but so far no appeal has been granted in the case.