LEBANON, Ind. -- DNA evidence is what took up most of the time during the fifth day of the David Camm trial but it was the testimony of an ISP co-worker that surprised the defense.
The state called it's first witness, Lynn Scamahorn, on Wednesday at 9:16 a.m. Scamahorn worked for the Indiana State Police from 1992 to 2008 as a forensic scientist. She had conducted the tests on the various pieces of evidence from the murders of Kim, Brad and Jill. Evidence that included: David Camm's shoes, socks and t-shirt, Kim's underwear and the grey sweatshirt with "Backbone" written in the collar.
"I can honestly say this is the largest case I have worked," Scamahorn said.
Scamahorn had to reference notes from time to time during her testimony that she later said were two to two and a half inches thick.
The defense did point out during Scamahorn's testimony that DNA testing has advanced since the last time she had ran tests on items involving the Camm case in 2005.
The state needed to call two other witness before the end of the day so Scamahorn will continue her testimony on Thursday.
The prosecution called for its second witness of the day, Josh Banet a former ISP co-worker of David Camm's and was an ISP at the time of the Camm murders. Banet was one of the first people to arrive at the Camm residence.
On the witness stand Banet described what he saw after his arrival at the Camm residence. He said as he walked up on the scene he saw Kim and Brad laying on the garage floor by the Bronco. He checked Brad Camm for a pulse and then sweeped the house with other officers.
Banet said he was ordered by another officer to stay with David Camm as others worked the scene. He said at the time, he did not think David had acted unusual. Banet said he had looked up to David Camm since he was a younger ISP officer and Camm was older. Banet said he remembers David asking "Why my kids?" and throwing roundhouse punches at the tailgate of his truck.
While Banet was on the witness stand he did state that as the years have passed his opinion has changed concerning David Camm's actions that night. He said in the years since the murders, and since then he has a family of his own, it has made him wonder why David Camm wasn't asking "Why my family?"
Banet has testified before and Uliana, one of Camm's defense attorney's, was quick to point out that he had never stated that before now.
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