LEBANON, Ind. -- Seven witnesses for the state testified in court on Friday, Aug. 23, in the second day of Camm's murder trial.
The day started with the continued testimony of James Niemeyer. Uliana, one of Camm's defense attorneys, continued to ask Niemeyer questions concerning the principals of crime scene investigation. Uliana questioned Niemeyer concerning mistakes made at the scene of the crime during the investigation. One mistake she mentioned was the grey sweatshirt that was found partially under Brad Camm's body at the scene of the crime. Uliana said it had "gotten away" from Niemeyer at the crime scene and was actually put in the body bag with Brad Camm. Niemeyer said, "I was not there at the autopsy, but from what I had heard that is what happened."
Uliana also asked if Niemeyer had made a judgment within five minutes of seeing the crime scene, in the garage, before collecting any evidence. Niemeyer said he had, but after some questioning from Levco Niemeyer stated what he was thinking at the time: if it was a burglary Kim Camm came upon why was everyone shot? There were a number of ways to exit the garage; most burglars panick and flee. He also said he thought Kim must have known the suspect because if she didn't she could have backed out of the garage quickly with the Bronco.
Charlie McDaniel was the fifth witness for the state. He is a crime scene investigator/supervisor for the Indiana State Police. He has worked on the Camm case since 2002. He was asked to collect carpet samples from the Camm home in 2005, fingerprinted Charles Boney in 2005 and was asked to get fingerprints off of a cellphone that was found in the Bronco. McDaniel couldn't say where the cellphone had been before he had gotten it out of the evidence locker in Sellersburg, Ind. in 2005 but he was not able to lift any fingerprints off of the phone.
Other witnesses on Friday included two neighbors of the Camm family, a Schwann's truck driver, a female friend of Kim and another ISP employee in 2000 that had diagrammed the crime scene.
The jury asked a total of 10 questions in court on Friday.
Court will resume again on Monday, Aug. 26, at 8:30 a.m.
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