Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Free Ryan Ferguson Based On Actual Innocence
If you have not been reading my blog for very long, you might not have read my post about Ryan Ferguson who I wrote about back in February. You may read that post here. If you get the chance, please look at this video. It is from "Good Morning America" and was just telecast this morning.
Ryan Ferguson is currently serving a 40 year prison sentence for murder. He was convicted sorely on the basis of two people who identified him as the killer. Both of these have come forward and admitted that they lied. No other evidence links Ryan Ferguson to this murder. NOTHING ELSE! Today, an Appeals Court in Missouri heard testimony regarding the Ryan Ferguson case and it is with high hopes that this case will be heard and that Ryan Ferguson will be given a full pardon.
If you go to this website www.freeryanferguson.com , you will see that there is an address to write to the Govenor of Missouri and to respectfully ask for a full pardon for Ryan Ferguson based on Actual Innocence. I know that this must be a legal phrase, but all I know is that those two words just made me think...what must it be like to spend NINE YEARS in prison for a crime that I know that I did not commit? And what must it be like for his parents? Bill Ferguson, Ryan Ferguson's father, is going around the country just now, speaking to church groups and civic organizations, calling it the "Free Ryan" tour, to draw attention to his son's case.
If you look at the following Facebook page, there is a note from Ryan Ferguson. It is very touching.