Columbia, Mo. - October 31, 2001
Kent Heitholt, a popular sports editor at the Columbia Daily Tribune, is found beaten and strangled with his own belt in the newspaper's parking lot.
After having dreamlike memories of killing Kent Heitholt, a local teen, Chuck Erickson pleads guilty to second degree murder and agrees to testify against his friend Ryan Ferguson. Erickson is sentenced to 25 years in prison with a chance for parole in 13 years. Ferguson is convicted of second degree murder and first degree robbery and sentenced to 40 years in prison.