A judge has ordered a man whose murder conviction in the slaying of a newspaper sports editor was overturned to be released from state prison but into the custody of Boone County.
The decision Tuesday by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster means that Ryan Ferguson could be released from prison soon.
Jurors found 55-year-old Gregory Muse guilty in March of first-degree murder after a trial overseen by then-St. Clair County Circuit Judge Michael Cook.
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