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Four Shots in Oskie: How Tom Bledsoe (almost) got away with murder, Part 3: The trial of Floyd Bledsoe

Source: 
Topeka Capital-Journal
Author: 
Justin Wingerter
Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2016

"The tragic death of 14-year-old Camille Arfmann became a dual tragedy with the wrongful conviction of Floyd Bledsoe. A sheriff’s hunch and apparent misrepresentation of polygraph results led to his arrest; a prosecutor’s fabrications, teamed with alleged act of incompetence by his defense attorney, led to his conviction; and the repeated falsehoods of his brother kept him behind bars for nearly 6,000 days.

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'I don’t think they know how it happened, which is troubling,' said Alice Craig, Floyd’s trial attorney. 'Investigators look back on it and they’re mortified.'

Barring the sudden emergence of new evidence, it is unlikely that anyone involved in the sexual assault and murder of Camille Arfmann will serve time in prison. While forensics tests found the elder Floyd’s DNA on the girl’s clothes, there is no evidence linking him to the crime, and the statute of limitations has expired for all crimes except murder and rape."