Disgraced investigator denies planting evidence

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A disgraced former investigator says he didn't plant evidence during the investigation of an Omaha man convicted of killing a missing college student.

David Kofoed, former commander of the Douglas County crime scene investigation unit, said any blood found in Christopher Edwards' bedroom was there when he arrived.

Kofoed testified in a hearing Friday to decide whether Edwards should get another trial in the 2006 disappearance of Jessica O'Grady, whose body hasn't been found.

Kofoed was convicted in 2010 of tampering with evidence in a double slaying in which two men were wrongly charged and spent months in jail.

Edwards contends Kofoed framed him. Investigators say they found O'Grady's blood in his bedroom and car and on a sword that was the alleged murder weapon.

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