LEBANON, Ind. --Two witnesses that were called by the state on Tuesday, Aug. 27 caused discord in court.
The biggest disagreement seemed to be over Sharon Long, who worked in the human resources department at Aegon in Louisville. Kim Camm was employed by Aegon and Long was testifying concerning the benefits she had at the time of her death.
Richard Kammen, Camm's lead defense attorney, objected saying the state is trying to speculate on the motive of these murders and have no evidence that David Camm knew about Kim's benefits.
Todd Meyer, Boone County prosecutor helping Stan Levco, argued that it is up to the jury how much weight should be given to this. Judge Jonathan Dartt did allow the benefit information to be heard by the jury.
For part of this objection the jury was excused so it could be settled. The jury was brought back in after it was settled to continue questioning Long.
Sammy Sarkisian, who was a crime scene investigator technician at the time Kim, Brad and Jill were killed, in 2000, was also called to testify by the state.
Sarkisian was in charge of taking still photos of the crime scene. He had taken a photo of a bloody footprint in the garage, where the bodies of Kim, Brad and Jill were found, that no one else had documented.
"It was pointed out to me. I photographed it," Sarkisian said. "I thought someone else would document it."
During Sarkisian's testimony a recording of a call that David Camm made to him on Oct. 1, 2000 was played for the jury. Sarkisian said it was an uncomfortable conversation for him because at the time of the call Sarkisian said he knew David Camm was going to be arrested.
"I knew I was going to have to be misleading," Sarkisian said on the witness stand. "I don't like misleading people. I knew Dave."
While Kammen was questioning Sarkisian Levco objected due to the way Kammen was asking him a question. Levco said Kammen was making a leading statement, but Kammen said it was a leading question based on the tone and the witness could answer yes or no to it.
Levco said, "I don't need a lecture on what a leading question is."
Judge Dartt did admonish Kammen and that he has seen Kammen, with several witnesses, lead with commentary before asking questions. Kammen was warned to be careful while interviewing from now on.
It was during this objection as well that the jury was excused while it was being settled.
Court is set to start at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
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