Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence at KU files motion in 15 year old murder case
"The Paul E. Wilson Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies filed a Motion to Vacate Judgment and Discharge from Custody on behalf of Bledsoe at the Second Judicial District Court in Jefferson County Monday.
In 2000, Bledsoe was sentenced to life in prison for the death of his 14-year-old sister-in-law, Camille Arfmann, near Oskaloosa. Bledsoe was originally convicted of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and indecent liberties of Arfmann; however, DNA testing presented by the defense may exonerate him of all charges.
"Our belief has always been that Floyd is innocent, and our goal is to get the conviction reversed and either get him released from custody or at the very least a new trial with all the evidence presented," said Alice Craig, staff attorney for Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies.