Oskaloosa The prosecutor in the Floyd Bledsoe murder trial asked Wednesday to amend charges in the case.
Bledsoe is charged in Jefferson County District Court with felony counts of first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated indecent liberties with a child in the death of his 14-year-old sister-in-law, Camille Arfmann.
The murder charge says Bledsoe acted with premeditation in Arfmann's murder. Under the amendment proposed Wednesday, jurors also would be able to convict Bledsoe of first-degree murder if they decided he killed her -- even accidentally -- in commission of or flight from a felony crime.
Judge Gary Nafziger delayed ruling on Jefferson County Atty. Jim Vanderbilt's request for the amendment, saying he wanted to give defense attorney Jim Kurth a chance to prepare a response.