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Kansas agrees to pay $1.03M for wrongful conviction

 


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has agreed to pay $1.03 million to a man who spent nearly 16 years in prison after being wrongly convicted of the 1999 kidnapping, rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced in a news release Thursday Kansas resolved the second lawsuit under the mistaken conviction statute enacted last year.

Floyd Scott Bledsoe filed his state compensation claim in July 2018. A separate federal lawsuit filed by him in May 2016 remains pending.

Shawnee County District Judge Richard Anderson approved the settlement Wednesday and granted a certi...



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