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Judge throws out 2000 murder conviction, frees Oskaloosa man after 15 years in prison

Source: 
Lawrence Journal-World
Author: 
Karen Dillon
Date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015

"Floyd Scott Bledsoe was set free Tuesday after a Jefferson County judge overturned his life sentence for the 1999 murder of his 14-year-old sister-in-law.

New evidence, including DNA evidence and three suicide letters written by his brother Tom Bledsoe, indicate that Floyd Bledsoe was not the killer. Floyd Bledsoe spent more than 15 years in prison.

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Attorneys with the Project for Innocence and Post-Conviction Remedies at Kansas University joined the legal fray for Floyd Bledsoe, and a report released in late October showed that semen from Arfmann’s body likely belonged to Tom Bledsoe."