Archive for Thursday, April 27, 2000

Bledsoe charges amended

April 27, 2000


— 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.

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