Motion Seeks DNA Testing In 1999 Oskaloosa Murder

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) _ Attorneys supporting a man convicted in the 1999 murder of an Oskaloosa teenager are asking for a new DNA test.

The Project for Innocence filed a motion this week in Jefferson County seeking the DNA test for Floyd Bledsoe. He is serving a life sentence for the death of his 14-year-old sister-in-law, Zetta Arfmann.

The 35-year-old Bledsoe has always maintained his innocence.

Bledsoe's attorneys argue that new technology could produce a DNA profile of the killer.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports Bledsoe's brother, Tom Bledsoe, was initially charged with killing Arfmann and confessed. But he later recanted and implicated his brother.

In 2008, a U.S. District Court ruled that Bledsoe should be freed because of ineffective counsel but the Kansas Supreme Court overturned that decision.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 159728415