Petition Update

APRIL 2013: Momentum for Ryan is growing at a rapid rate

Bill Ferguson

Apr 14, 2013 — Last month the State responded to Ryan's Habeas petition and urged the Western District Court of Appeals to deny the petition. Ryan's lawyer Kathleen Zellner later filed a statement, rebutting the State's request. We now await the decision of the court. The Innocence Project and UMKC law school also filed an amicus brief on Ryan's behalf at the same time.

Ryan's attorney Kathleen Zellner has filed a petition for a Pardon based on Actual Innocence with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

Support for Ryan continues to grow rapidly following the recent CBS 48 Hours update on his story. We now have over 35,000 supporters on Ryan's Facebook page, Tweets of support from several celebrity names and a dedicated You Tube channel featuring a selection of Ryan's media coverage.