Three days before his death, Kenneth Fletcher was found unconscious on the floor of Gene Bloodworth's condo. Bloodworth claims that Fletcher broke into his home and had a knife. Bloodworth also claims he was defending himself when he struck Fletcher and knocked him out. Fletcher claimed that he and Bloodworth had been drinking together that night and that Bloodworth invited him to his condo and then attacked him.
Three days after the incident at Bloodworth's condo, Fletcher was found dead. Cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. Bloodworth was charged with first degree murder and has pleaded not guilty. He contends that he was acting in self-defense and that Fletcher's alcoholism contributed to his death.
There are four witnesses for both sides, including forensic pathologist experts. This criminal case file is designed to be used as a full trial.
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Table of Contents
Special Instructions for Use as a Full Trial
Exhibit 1 -- Transcript of 911 Call
Exhibit 2 -- Photo of Exhibit 2 on Table at Scene
Exhibit 3 -- Photo Close-Up of Exhibit 2 with Ruler Showing Size
Exhibit 4 -- Photo of Kenneth Fletcher at Scene
Exhibit 5 -- Photo of Kenneth Fletcher Close-up at Scene
Exhibit 6 -- Photo of Pill Jars at Scene
Exhibit 7 -- Diagram of Scene
Exhibit 8 -- CV of Dr. Tost
NCPD Burglary Offense Report by Detective Sgt. Howard
NCPD Burglary Supplemental Report by Detective Howard
NCPD Murder Offense Report by Detective Howard
NCPD Fingerprint Examination Report
Philadelphia Police Department Murder Offense Report
Darrow County Medical Center Reports
Darrow County Medical Examiner's Report
Autopsy Report by Dr. Tost
Preliminary Hearing Testimony
Detective Lee Howard
Dr. Lou Tost
Statements of Defense Witnesses
Correspondence from Dr. Leslie Sewell
Report of March 18, YR-1
Letter of January 15, YR-0
Applicable Statutory Law