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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ind. Courts - David Camm murder decision now with jury

Rod Rose of the Lebanon Reporter wrote last evening in a long story:

LEBANON — Jurors could decide Wednesday whether David Camm is guilty of killing his family.

The case was given to the jury at 4:38 p.m. Tuesday, after more than 10 weeks of testimony from experts on DNA and blood splatter, as well as Charles Boney — who was convicted of the killings in a separate trial — and the presentation of complex and often technical evidence. * * *

Closing arguments began shortly after 9 a.m. in a Boone Circuit Courtroom so packed with spectators that nearly 20 folding chairs were brought in so that everyone could be seated. * * *

Jurors are expected to deliberate until only 5 p.m. as long as deliberations last. After 5 p.m., they will be sequestered at a hotel.

Here is Grace Schneider's story in the Louisville courier Journal. It begins:
LEBANON, IND. — For two months, they listened as scores of witnesses talked through the evidence, sorted out motives and offered their opinions on whether former Indiana State Trooper David Camm killed his wife and two children in cold blood.

Now, a jury of four men and eight women will decide if Camm should be convicted a third time in their murders 13 years ago.

The jury received the case late Tuesday afternoon after hearing impassioned closing arguments before a standing-room-only crowd that included local and national media. They will be asked to deliberate daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until they reach a verdict.

As they left the limestone courthouse in a gray drizzle Tuesday, family members for the victims and defendant who sat through this trial praised the lawyers for a hard-fought case.

“They did a wonderful job. I’ve got no complaints,” Frank Renn, Kim Camm’s father, said of the prosecution team.

“It’s not easy to go through this. Thirteen years later, we’re back where we was to start with. Now we’re waiting,” he said.

Julie Blankenbaker, David Camm’s sister, said defense lawyer Stacy Uliana exhibited her passion for Camm’s innocence in her closing arguments.

“We’re real pleased and proud of her,” Blankenbaker said.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 23, 2013 10:49 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts