Charles Erickson's appeal for habeas corpus denied
PIKE COUNTY - The man who confessed to the 2001 murder of a Columbia Tribune sports editor will remain in jail.
A judge denied Charles Erickson's writ of habeas corpus, which would require him to be brought before a judge or court.
Erickson confessed to the 2001 murder of Columbia Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt. He also implicated Rock Bridge classmate Ryan Ferguson, who won his freedom.
KOMU 8 aired the first recent interview with Erickson earlier this year. Erickson and his lawyer called this appeal a hail mary attempt.