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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Ind. Courts - "Round 3: Opening arguments in David Camm's third murder trial today"

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier-Journal has this long story this morning, with video, that begins:

LEBANON, IND. — David Camm’s third murder trial is set to start Thursday morning here with opening arguments from Special Prosecutor Stan Levco and defense lawyers.

With a jury of eight women and four men listening, Levco is expected to lay out his case for why Camm should become the second man convicted in the September 2000 murders of Camm’s wife Kim, and their children, Bradley, 7, and Jill, 5. * * *

Levco has provided few details during recent pre-trial hearings about his plans, but the former five-term Vanderburgh County prosecutor has indicated he intends to pin the crime on both Camm and Charles Boney, a New Albany man who is serving 225 years in the slayings.

To set the scene for jurors, Levco said Wednesday, he intends to play the recording of the phone call Camm placed to the Indiana State Police post in Sellersburg on the night he said he came home and found his family murdered.

Camm, a former state trooper who had left the department four months before, is heard telling police in a high, panicked voice to send everybody to his home because his wife and kids have been killed.

Also notable:
The proceedings are expected to last eight to 10 weeks and feature up to 100 witnesses, including Kim Camm’s mother Janice Renn, who is scheduled to testify Friday afternoon, according to Nick Stein, the Renn family’s lawyer.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on August 22, 2013 10:41 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts