LEBANON, Ind. -- Janice has been waiting since Aug. 22 to tell the jury her side of the story and nearly two weeks after opening statements and waiting outside the courtroom she was called to testify.
Meyer, the Boone County prosecutor helping Stan Levco, asked Janice to describe Kim, Brad and Jill for the courtroom. She described Jill as sweet and she said that Brad wanted to be a teacher or an architect when he grew up. Janice said her daughter, Kim Camm, was the type of person that liked to handle things herself and wouldn't confide in her or Frank Renn, Kim's father. She did say that as Kim grew up she believed Kim did confide in her sister and close friends.
Janice Renn walked the courtroom through the last interactions she had with Kim, Brad and Jill on Sept. 28, 2000. Janice said she had picked Brad up from school that day while Kim picked Jill up from school to take her to her dance lessons. It was later that day when she last saw the three of them altogether before Brad's swim practice. Janice said Brad, Jill and her always showed each other the peace sign when they said goodbye and that is what she remembered they did on Sept. 28.
At the time of the murders Janice Renn worked at Karem's Meat market located in New Albany on State Street. Janice said she never recalled seeing Charles Boney at the market. That is contrary to Kammen's statement, during his opening argument on Aug. 22, that Boney had frequented the Karem's Meats market.
Janice also testified to the fact that the Camm family residence was hard to find. She said that even Frank had passed up the gravel road that lead to David and Kim's home before. This also pokes holes in the defense's argument that this was a random act.
More friends and ISP co-workers testify
Shelly Romero, who was employed by the ISP during the murders, testified concerning Camm's actions the night of the murders and the following days. Romero said she and David Camm had met on the job and had become good friends. She talked to David Camm the night of the murders and remembers him saying "Someone killed my ****ing family." Romero said she also noticed David Camm had acted quite and withdrawn when she first arrived at the scene but he later began acting aggressive. Romero had multiple conversations over the next couple of days and in one of them he asked her if she thought he was still dateable.
Romero also testified that she felt there was a rush to arrest and charge someone; she even made her feelings known at work but felt she was punished for doing so. Romero worked as a K9 officer for ISP and she said she had been cleared to modify her K9's cage in the back of her police vehicle to make it more humane. But she was later suspended for the modification even though she had clearance.
During the investigation Romero also said that she did not get the feeling that anyone wanted to pin the murders on David Camm.
"I don't think anyone wanted it to be him," Romero said.
James Biddle, who at the time of the murders was an ISP Lieutenant, testified that he had a confrontation with David Camm two days after the murders.
Biddle said he was at the scene getting an update on the investigation when he heard a loud conversation involving David Camm. David Camm and some of his family were trying to gather burial clothing for Kim, Brad and Jill but Biddle said he could not let them into the house due to crime scene investigators working the scene.
Biddle said he could tell David Camm was getting agitated and at the time he told David Camm, "I can't imagine what you are going through but this is not helping."
That is when David Camm chest bumped him.
On Wednesday Biddle's testimony will continue.
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