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Court: United States District Court for the District of Kansas
Plaintiff's Attorney: Russell Ainsworth
Description: Wichita, Kansas civil rights lawyer represented Plaintiff who sued Defendants claiming that they violated his civil rights by knowingly charging him with a rape and murder when they knew that he did not commit the crimes.
Floyd Bledsoe was 20 when he was chanrged and convicted of killing 14-year-old Camille Afrmann in Oskaloosa, Kansas.
Floyd's brother, who actually raped and killed the girl,framed his brother with knowledge of the prosecutor..
In 2015, DNA testing revealed Tom Bledsoe was the likely source of sperm found in the victim. Tom Bledsoe died by suicide that year after writing a note again confessing to killing Arfmann.
Outcome: Settled for $7.5 million. In 2019, the state agreed to pay Bledsoe $1.03 million under a mistaken conviction law.