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Monday, October 27, 2014

Ind. Courts - "Camm seeks $30 million for wrongful conviction"

Baylee Pulliam reports this morning in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes:

Exactly one year after he was exonerated in the murders of his wife and children, David Camm has filed a wrongful conviction claim seeking $30 million.

The claim, filed Friday night, alleges the former Indiana State trooper was "framed" in the fatal shootings of his wife and two children in September 2000. * * *

Among others, the suit names Floyd County, former Prosecutor Stan Faith and former employees — Jacque Vaught, Tony Toran, Mark Henderson and Emily Fessel Miller — and two men Faith had hired to work the crime scene and analyze forensic evidence — Rod Englert and Robert Stites.

The claim also names current Floyd Prosecutor Keith Henderson, deputy Floyd prosecutor Steve Owen, former investigator Wayne Kessinger.

The defendants' investigation and prosecution of Camm for the murders, the claim alleges, were "a gross miscarriage of justice" and resulted in two "unjust convictions and years of wrongful imprisonment" for Camm prior to his acquittal last year.

Here is a copy of the 74-page complaint, filed in the SD Indiana.

The New Albany News & Tribune had a report Oct. 24th, access it here. Some quotes:

He is being represented by the Louisville law firm of Clay Daniel Walton & Adams, PLC.

The 72-page lawsuit filed at New Albany’s Lee Hamilton Federal Building says the “series of events constitutes a gross miscarriage of justice that was not the result of innocent or negligent mistakes, but instead was caused by the deliberate, reckless and egregious misconduct of the defendants.” It goes on to state the misconduct and negligence caused Camm to be falsely arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 27, 2014 10:31 AM
Posted to Indiana Courts