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Attorneys claim new DNA testing uncovers truth behind 1999 Oskaloosa murder

Source: 
The Topeka Capital-Journal
Author: 
Justin Wingerter
Date: 
Sunday, October 25, 2015

"For nearly a decade, lawyers with the Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies have combed trial testimony and evidence in search of something that will free Floyd Scott Bledsoe, 38, from the prison cell he occupies at Lansing Correctional Facility.

Last month, they may have found it.

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'We often say we believe our client is innocent,' said Elizabeth Cateforis, supervising attorney for the Project for Innocence. 'Floyd is innocent. There’s no belief about it.'

Cateforis, Phillips, and a third Project for Innocence attorney, Alice Craig, laid out a new theory for the murder of Camille Arfmann in a court filing last week.

'Given the DNA testing results, a jury could easily conclude that Tom’s DNA was in (Arfmann)’s vagina, that the sexual contact was on November 5, 1999, that Tom killed her sometime around that sexual encounter, that his father helped him bury her body, and overcome with remorse, Tom confessed three times,' they wrote."