Ferguson Appealing Murder Conviction
However, Assistant Attorney General Shaun Mackelprang said, "I feel confident that the law was followed, that the defendant was afforded that due process that the constitution requires and, of course, 12 people of the community listened to the evidence and made the decision and found the defendant guilty."
Ferguson's father also attended Wednesday's hearing in Columbia.
"[The] next step is wait for the justice system to make their decision, and we'll just wait," said Bill Ferguson. "Of course, we'll continue investigating. Every six weeks, it seems like I find a new piece of evidence and, in the last two months, I've found probably two key pieces of evidence, unfortunately, that we could not use today."
Bill Ferguson said he talked with a bar employee who cast doubt on Erickson's testimony about what happened the night of the murder.
If the three-judge panel denies Ferguson's appeal, he can ask the full panel of the Western District Court of Appeals to consider his case. If the full court refuses to do so, he can appeal his case to the Missouri Supreme Court.