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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Indd. Decisions - "Keith Henderson can't prosecute third David Camm murder trial, appeals court rules"

Supplementing this ILB entry from Nov. 15th, Harold J Adams had a long story yesterday on the ruling in The Louisville Courier-Journal. It began:

If former Indiana state Trooper David Camm is tried a third time in the murders of his wife and their two children, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson should not be involved, an Indiana appeals court has ruled.

The unanimous, three-judge panel ruled that a special prosecutor should replace Henderson because he entered a book deal to write about the case while Camm’s second conviction was being appealed.

The panel called that deal, which has since been canceled, “an irreversible, actual conflict of interest with his duty to the people of the state of Indiana.”

Henderson issued a statement that he is reviewing the ruling with the office of Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, which handles criminal appeals.

A Zoeller spokesman said the office will review the case to decide whether to appeal to the Indiana Supreme Court, and it has 30 days to do so.

And here is a story by Ann Bowdan of WLKY.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on November 17, 2011 09:57 AM
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