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Judge overturns Kansas man's conviction in sister-in-law's 1999 killing

Source: 
Fox News
Author: 
Associated Press
Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

 "A Kansas man who served more than 15 years of a life sentence for the 1999 shooting death of his sister-in-law was freed Tuesday after a judge overturned his conviction when new evidence implicated the man's brother as the likely killer.

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The decision came after a Jefferson County Sheriff's investigator testified that Bledsoe's brother, Thomas, killed himself last month after DNA evidence implicated him in the death of 14-year-old Camille Arfmann. Thomas Bledsoe left behind suicide letters admitting he killed the girl.

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Attorneys with the Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies at the University of Kansas argued on Floyd Bledsoe's behalf that a new report showed sperm from Arfmann's body likely belonged to Tom Bledsoe."