An American Tragedy
In 1989, 17-year-old Kelli Hall was kidnapped, raped, and murdered in St. Charles by Jeffrey Ferguson and an accomplice. Ferguson was eventually caught and convicted, receiving a death sentence; he was executed nearly 25 years after the crime, in 2014. During the intervening years, Ferguson transformed from a drug- and alcohol-addicted, defiantly unrepentant reprobate to a clean-and-sober, selfless model inmate — someone who helped improve the lives of his fellow convicts in a variety of ways and took full responsibility for the heinous acts he committed. “An American Tragedy” recounts the story of his redemption.