Idaho filmmaker's project about man cleared by DNA
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - November 25, 2011 (WPVI) -- An Idaho-based filmmaker hopes to raise $25,000 for a documentary about the first person freed from death row by DNA evidence.
The Idaho Statesman reports Boise filmmaker Gregory Bayne recently launched a fundraising campaign online. He is seeking pledges of at least $25,000 by Dec. 5 for the production of the film about Kirk Bloodsworth, who spent nine years in prison before a 1993 DNA test overturned his conviction.
Bloodsworth had been sentenced to die based on eyewitness testimony for a 1984 rape and murder.
As of Wednesday, nearly $7,000 had been pledged toward the production of Bayne's documentary about Bloodsworth. The film started development in April and is a sponsored project of the nonprofit Independent Filmmaker Project in New York.
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