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Floyd Bledsoe and ‘Making a Murderer’ spur interest in exoneration movement

On Dec. 8, 2015, an image leapt onto websites and evening newscasts from New York to London to Australia.

In it, an overjoyed exonerated man, just released from prison, shakes the hand of an equally overjoyed man outside the Jefferson County Courthouse in Oskaloosa.

The first man is Floyd Bledsoe, exonerated for the 1999 murder of Camille Arfmann. The second is Oliver Burnette, executive director of the nonprofit Midwest Innocence Project.


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