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Civil lawsuit settled between Joshua Kezer, fmr. Scott Co. sheriff

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By Heartland News

ST. LOUIS (KFVS) - Joshua Kezer has settled a civil lawsuit against former Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell and Deputy Brenda Schiwitz.

Kezer has been imprisoned since 1992 for the slaying of a 19-year-old college student.  A judge threw out the conviction and a prosecutor declined to retry the case.  He was released from prison on February 18, 2009.

Steve Snodgrass with Bryan Cave LLP in St. Louis says the suit was settled Friday in St. Louis.  The terms have not bee disclosed.

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