Settlement reached between state of Kansas and a wrongly convicted man

Amy Webb
May 23, 2019 - 6:50 pm

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A settlement has been reached between the state of Kansas and a man who spent 14 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.  

On Thursday, the Attorney General's office announced the settlement with Floyd Bledsoe.

In 2000, Bledsoe was convicted in Jefferson County and imprisoned for murder, kidnapping, and indecent liberties. The conviction was vacated and charges against him were dismissed in 2015.  It was determined that Bledsoe neither committed the crimes for which he was convicted, nor was he an accessory or accomplice to them. 

Bledsoe is set to receive more than $1 million in compensation from the state.  

Five lawsuits have been filed under the state's new mistaken-conviction statute. Three are still pending in Sedgwick, Clay County and Shawnee Counties. 
 

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