Tuesday, November 5, 2013

HOPEFUL News for Ryan Ferguson




"When guilty men escape, the law has merely failed.  When an innocent man is condemned, it creates the very evil it was to cure, and destroys the security it was made to preserve."   
Sir Samuel Romilly, House of Commons, 1820.

I have written about Ryan Ferguson before. He is a young man who was convicted of murder and he has been in prison for 9 1/2 years.  I believe, along with many others, that he is innocent. You may read my posts about him here and here.

 Today, the appeals court in Missouri ruled that Ryan Ferguson's convictions have been vacated.  You may read the exact court documents here.  The state of Missouri still could bring a new trial against Ryan, they have 15 days to do so.  Let's hope that they will do the right thing and Ryan Ferguson will be released and be home with his family in time for Thanksgiving. (Nov.28th this year, it is always the 4th Thursday in November.) 

Let's hope that soon, the word "Free" on the sign will be a description rather than a demand!






 

8 comments:

  1. After reading this post and going back to the previous posts you did on this young man, the words "mercy" and "justice" kept coming into my head. I hope he is released and can find peace to move forward in his life. I hope our justice system can do the right thing here. Many times it fails and in this case that's a tragedy.

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  2. Good news! Let's hope the state just drops the case now.

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  3. I can not begin to imagine what mixture of hope and despair Ryan and his friends and family must be feeling these days. It is simply incredible that he is still not free, after everything we know!

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  4. Amen-I remember this story. I hope the case is dropped and he is free for once and all! xo Diana

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  5. Good luck and best wishes to him.

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  6. He needs to be home, and he will need an incredible amount of healing to get over the injustice done to him.

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  7. Thanks for your comments here. Hopefully, the next time I do a post about Ryan Ferguson, it will be to tell you that he has been RELEASED and will be free!

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