LEBANON, Ind. -- As jury selection started Monday, Aug. 12, David Camm's lead defense attorney, Richard Kammen, wanted to put it on the record that the "Indianapolis Star" had the Camm trial as their front page story.
Kammen said he wanted it on the record to show how much publicity this trial could get.
The jury pool was brought in soon after that and Dartt briefed them on Camm's case. He told the potential jurors Camm's family was shot nearly 13 years ago, that he has been convicted twice and both convictions were overturned. The pool of jurors left the court room and waited to be called in for questioning.
Through out the day potential jurors were called to the court room. Each juror was asked if they had an opinion on the case, if they had any biases, if they had heard about the case and if they could devote six to 10 weeks to serve as a juror.
Kammen is really pressing the jurors to say if they are not able to devote their time to being a juror for that long. Kammen has been more aggressive in his questioning compared to Stan Levco, the prosecutor. Kammen asks the jurors multiple questions concerning the questionnaire they filled out.
On Tuesday, Aug. 13, 23 more potential jurors will be questioned as the court looks to pick 12 jurors and seven alternate jurors.