TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who spent nearly 16 years in prison for a killing his brother later admitted to testified for a measure that would require law enforcement to record some interrogations.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement groups oppose the measure, which mandates recorded interrogations of suspects arrested for capital murder, first-degree murder and second-degree murder.
A House committee Thursday heard testimony from Floyd Bledsoe, who was wrongfully convicted in the 1999 murder of Camille Arfmann in Oskaloosa. His brother, Tom, originally admitted to the crime but later recanted his confessions, which were not recorded.
Floyd Bledsoe told the committee he might not have been convicted if jurors would’ve been able to hear his brother confess and hear him maintaining his innocence.
Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal