Ryan Ferguson Juror 'Sorry' For 2004 Murder Conviction - Yahoo
None of the DNA collected at the scene -- the footprints and fingerprints -- matched Ferguson's, but the jury decided that testimony from Charles Erickson, one of Ferguson's classmates who claimed they had murdered Heitholt together, and Jerry Trump, a janitor who identified Ferguson as one of the two men he saw in the parking lot after the murder, was enough to convict him.
Based on their testimony, the juror said the 12-member jury's decision to convict Ferguson was unanimous.
"Charles Erickson and Jerry Trump hold a lot of weight in our minds," he said. "Everybody had the same feeling that because of Mr. Erickson and Mr. Trump that yes, he was guilty."
The juror also blamed Ferguson's trial lawyer at the time, saying he was "very hard to follow" and not very effective at delivering his case.This young man spent 10 years of his life in jail and the best they can say is "sorry"? Every ****ing juror should be sent to jail for 10 years over this and see how they like it. I hope he sues the living **** out of the state over this and wins.The juror also blamed Ferguson's trial lawyer at the time, saying he was "very hard to follow" and not very effective at delivering his case.