Kansas Man Sentenced to Life

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

A Kansas man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his 14-year-old sister nearly ten years ago is free again.

Federal Judge Richard Rogers ruled last month that Floyd Bledsoe was denied effective counsel when he was first tried.

The slaying happened in 1999 near Oskaloosa. Rogers cited a lack of physical evidence, prosecutors' misstatements of evidence and the failure of Bledsoe's attorney to challenge those inaccuracies.

The group says the 32-year-old was released under a supervised bond and is living in Hutchinson. The Kansas Attorney General's Office has filed an appeal.

An expedited hearing has been scheduled for November 17th.

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