Multiple experts testify on day three in David Camm's trial

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by Maggie Ruper

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:12 PM

LEBANON, Ind. (WHAS11) -- Day three of the David Camm trial opened with the judge reversing his ruling on what jurors could hear about Jill Camm’s injuries to her chest. The judge previously ruled her petechiae could not be brought up at trial by either side.

The prosecution believed it could have been connected to her genital injuries which are not admissible at trial after speculation that Camm molested her led to his second conviction being overturned. After hearing from the Tracey Corey, Chief Medical Examiner from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the judge changed his mind. He said he made his initial ruling under the impression the petechiae and genital injuries could be more closely related. The judge then allowed the defense to question Corey who testified the petechiae was likely caused by a compression event on Jill’s chest that lasted more than 30 seconds.

Medical Examiner Donna Stewart who performed Kim’s autopsy also testified on Monday. She said she used a rape kit on Kim after her body was found without pants. She found no evidence Kim was sexually assaulted, despite a belief by the defense that Charles Boney may have at least attempted to do so. New DNA evidence they will submit at trial shows Boney’s DNA on Kim’s underwear.

A former State Police firearms expert also testified saying he believes the murder weapon was a Lorcin .380 dated prior to 1995. The murder weapon still has not been found.

Kim Camm’s mother, Janice Renn, is expected to testify this week. Blood spatter experts are also expected to testify this week for the prosecution. The state will present high velocity spatter evidence that they say proves Camm was within close range of the gun when his family was shot and killed.

 

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