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October 26, 2005

Memory expert is final witness: Loftus says police suggested details

Columbia Daily Tribune, October 21, 2005

A world-renowned cognitive psychologist who took the stand this morning as an expert witness on memory for Ryan Ferguson's defense team testified that police detectives planted details of the killing of Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt in the mind of Chuck Erickson. Elizabeth Loftus, a research professor at the University of California-Irvine, said police videos of interviews with Erickson on the day he was arrested more than a year ago show detectives offering information about the slaying that she believes were later adopted into the suspect's memory of the event.

Posted by Emma at October 26, 2005 07:46 AM


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