David Camm trial updates; jury deliberates case

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by Mary Lyons

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:10 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 23

MORNING UPDATE: The jury started deliberations at 9 a.m. and have been discussing the case for three hours now as of noon.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: The jury continues to deliberate as of 1:41 p.m. The Renns' family lawyer, Nick Stein, released a statement on behalf of the family. He said the Renns are "troopers" and are "holding up really well." Stein said the period of waiting as the jury talks about the case is agonizing for them. At 2:30 p.m. Judge Jonathan Dartt, Stacy Uliana, Todd Meyer and Stan Levco held a hearing on requests from the jury. Dartt said the jury had a series of requests, mainly for exhibits, and had one question. The jury requested to see exhibits like David Camm's T-shirt and the audio/transcript of David Camm's police interview. The prosecution and defense agreed that anything submitted into evidence should be available to them. The question the jury asked was if half of the alternates could be excused. Levco said it would be the humane thing to do and Uliana said she did not have a problem with it if they were ordered not to talk to the media. Dartt didn't want to excuse any of the alternates and said, "I'd hate to have to go through this process and come up a juror short."

Tuesday, Oct. 22

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Levco presented a closing rebuttal after lunch. He said the defense wants to keep retrying the first case. "They continue to attack Robert Stites," Levco said. He said he has never presented Stites as an expert to the jury and has not asked them to take him as an expert. Levco talked about the credibility of Charles Boney and said, "It's impossible for both of them to be telling the truth." Final instructions for the jury began at 4:10 p.m. and didn't end until 4:33 p.m. Judge Jonathan Dartt said the jury was going to eat dinner and deliberate until 5 p.m. tonight. Deliberations will resume on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

MORNING UPDATE: Todd Meyer, the Boone County prosecutor who is helping specially appointed Stan Levco, presented closing arguments in the David Camm murder trial. Meyer "connected the dots" for the jury and pointed out for the jury what they claim show guilt: David's actions, the staged crime scene, defendant's confessions to people and Area 30. Stacy Uliana presented closing arguments in defense of David. She said to the jury, "You saw the lengths the state of Indiana will go to...just to admit they didn't make a mistake."

CAMM BLOG: People pack Boone County courtroom for closing arguments

Wednesday, Oct. 16

MORNING UPDATE: The prosecution called Tom Bevel to testify on Wednesday. The prosecution played a video showing a demonstration, made by Bevel, how blood transfer would have been hard to get when David Camm removed Brad from the Bronco on Sept. 28, 2000.  The video showed a man comparable to David Camm's height getting a mannequin out of a Bronco, like the Camm's Bronco, for almost an hour and a half. The man acting as David only made contact with the mannequin of Jill three times. This helped to illustrate Bevel's theory that the blood stain on David's shirt is blood spatter and not a blood transfer stain.

The woman who made the call to Kim's phone, on Sept. 28, 2000, was called to testify. She was calling about a house they rented from David Camm and she had meant to call David and not Kim's phone.

Frank Renn testified about a conversation he had with Sam Lockhart about the basketball game on Sept. 28. Sam said David joined the basketball game soon after he arrived and then stopped playing so another person could join the game in his place which would have been around 7:15 p.m. Frank said this conversation happened within weeks of David Camm's arrest in 2000.

Carl Sobieralski, who works for the ISP and is a DNA analyst supervisor, said that it would not be helpful to test Kim Camm's underwear at this time in case proceedings. He said that in general these exhibit items have been handled so much that it's possible they could have been contaminated.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Richard Kammen, David Camm's lead defense attorney, is supposed to call only one rebuttal witness.

Tuesday, Oct. 15

MORNING UPDATE: Rebuttal began today with the prosecution calling Norah Rudin. She is a private DNA consultant and reviewed the touch DNA testing performed by Richard Eikelenbloom. She said, "Given the way this data was produced it is unreliable." She is criticizing Eikelenboom's touch DNA testing methods. The methods she is criticizing are the controls, validation studies and quantification. Kammen is cross examining Rudin at this time and will continue to after lunch.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Kammen continued to question Rudin after lunch about how little she knew about the specifics of the Camm case. She said on the stand she didn't even know who was in the garage on the night of the murders. Rudin said she only reviewed Richard Eikelenboom's touch DNA tests and results. She said she never ran any tests herself. A Floyd County court reporter, Diana Borden, was called by the prosecution. She said she was responsible for displaying the exhibits for David Camm's first trial in 2002 for the jury. She said she handled the exhibits with gloves, but did not switch gloves between handling each exhibit. She said she also took pictures of the exhibits on the carpeted floor of a Floyd County courtroom in 2002. She can not say in what order she took pictures but that she might have placed some of the exhibits in the same area on the floor; Borden said she did take pictures of the exhibits one at a time though. The last witness called was an AT&T employee. He testified about the cell phone records of Kim and David Camm. He said a call was made to Kim's phone on the night of the murders, Sept. 28, at 7:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17

MORNING UPDATE: Before the jury entered court today there was a motion for a mistrial, by Camm's defense, over a discovery violation. They say that statement's from Boney's ex-girlfriend were not disclosed by former prosecutor, Kieth Henderson. Mala Singh Mattingly took the stand and gave her version of Sept. 28 and the following morning. She said Charles Boney told her that he was going to go help a "buddy" that day. She said that after Boney had left that day at around 6 p.m. She stayed at his mom's house and watched TV. She said Boney came in after after she had went to bed and woke her up. She said Boney was breathing heavy and seemed to be excited. She said Boney showed her a gun and that "he was really hyper." She also said she had noticed a scrape on his knee.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: After lunch, outside of the presence of the jury, Kammen said that concerning upcoming witness, Tom Bevel, there was a discovery violation. Kammen was saying that there was some evidence reconstruction by state after everything was supposed to be done months ago. Levco said there was no reconstruction on a new opinion just a new conclusion. The jury was then brought in and the state called Ernst Nugent, who sold Boney a gun. Nutgent said he sold Boney a gun around November or December of 2000 and not before that. The state called Tom Bevel and began to question him. The state began to submit evidence and due to an objection the jury was excused. Kammen objected because there was foundational issues concerning some pictures of blood spatter at the scene. The defense argued that Bevel is seeing blood where no one else has. Levco said that Bevel saw the Bronco in person, and analyzed pictures of the scene too; the defense can question Bevel's opinion in their cross examination. Judge Dartt said there are two issues that are being raised by the defense: due opinion and proper foundation of opinion. Dartt will rule on this after he has looked at Bevel's previous depositions. The court session was called to an end for the day at around 3:40 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 10

MORNING UPDATE: Kammen continued questioning Charles Boney. The majority of the questions were in regards to Boney's inconsistent stories. Boney did finish his testimony and was released from the witness stand. The state also called Richard Hammer, who is a lieutenant with the ISP, he works in the laboratory division with expertise in shoe print identification. Hammer analyzed Camm's shoes he was wearing on the Sept. 28. in relation to a photograph of a partial foot print that was taken at the scene.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: The state called an ISP forensic scientist. She is a trace analyst and had been with the ISP for 17 years. She analyzed fibers from Boney's sweatshirt and carpet fibers from the Camm residence. Ron Englert, a blood spatter analyst, was called to testify by the state. He explained the different types of blood spatter patterns there are and gave the court a demonstration on the various patterns.

Monday, Sept. 9

MORNING UPDATE: The state called Charles Boney to testify. Boney said on the stand that he first met David Camm at a community park in New Albany in July 2000 at a basketball pickup game. Boney said he later ran into Camm at a New Albany business. Boney said he waited for David outside in the parking lot and it was there that David Camm asked him about buying an untraceable handgun. Boney got a gun, a .380, and met David at a Target parking lot to give him the gun and David Camm paid him for it. Boney said David told him he needed a second gun. David Camm had Boney follow him to his house and instructed Boney to meet back at the Camm house on Sept. 28 around 7p.m. with the second untraceable gun, according to Boney. Boney said that when he brought the second gun to David, he didn't get paid right away. Boney said Kim Camm came home at that time and saw David and Boney talking. Boney said Kim got out of the car and David went to talk to Kim in the garage and he heard a commotion, yelling and three pops.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Kammen got to question Boney after lunch. Kammen asked Boney if he had ever touched Kim while he was there at the Camm residence and Boney said no. Boney will continue his testimony on Tuesday.

Friday, Sept. 6

MORNING UPDATE: Dean Marks continued his testimony on Friday morning. Marks' opinion was the blood spatter on David Camm's T-shirt was high velocity impact spatter. He said it was a partial pattern and that the rest of the pattern was in the Bronco. Marks did admit on the stand that blood spatter analysis is subjective.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: The state called William Chapin, who works for a private lab in Chicago, he tested items involved in the Camm case. Those items include: Camm's shoes, T-shirt and a green jacket seized at the scene of the murders. He was tasked with testing particles found on Camm's T-shirt and on the other items mentioned above. Court will resume on Monday, Sept. 6. at 9 a.m.

CAMM BLOG: Jury listens to ISP sergeant's testimony on blood spatter

Thursday, Sept. 5

MORNING UPDATE: Robert Neal continued his testimony. The prosecution played a video tape of Neal and another officer interrogating David Camm on Oct. 1. The officers asked Camm to tell them what happened when he got home from basketball on Sept. 28. Camm had some difficulty recalling the details. David gets more heated in his responses to the officers' questions as the questioning goes on. One of the officers asked Camm if he had tried to clean up the scene and David Camm said, "Somebody may have. I am not that person and I am not your suspect."

AFTERNOON UPDATE: While Camm was being interrogated on Oct. 1, Neal had asked David Camm to demonstrate how he had done CPR on Brad Camm. The video of that demonstration was played for the jury. Once David Camm  was done showing Neal how he did CPR, David got upset saying he didn't kill his family and that he was being persecuted. "I wasn't there...My wife and I never fought," David Camm said. " We never argued." Uliana got to question Neal and focused on the decision to arrest Camm on Oct. 1. after interrogating him. Dean Marks, an ISP Sergeant with specialty training in blood stain pattern analysis, was called to testify. He concluded that one blood spatter area on David Camm's grey T-shirt, known as Area 30, was caused by a gunshot event due to the way the blood fell on the shirt. DNA analysis had shown that Area 30 tested positive for Jill's blood.

CAMM BLOG: ISP officer feels he arrested right person for murders of Kim, Brad and Jill

Wednesday, Sept. 4

MORNING UPDATE: Former ISP lieutenant, James Biddle, finished his testimony for the prosecution this morning. The prosecution played a call David Camm made to Biddle the day after the two had their confrontation at the Camm residence. The defense asked Biddle about the investigation done by the ISP and Biddle said he was proud of the men and women who were involved with the case even though some mistakes were made. "I believe this is one of the most extensive and thorough investigations the Indiana State Police have done," Biddle said.

AFTERNOON UPDATE: The prosecution called three witness during the second half of the day on Wednesday. The first was Frank Loop who is currently a Lieutenant for the Floyd County police. He said he had a conversation with David Camm about possibly becoming a volunteer officer around May 2000. Camm never did become one. Loop did write a letter to the ISP on Dec. 1, 2000 concerning his conversation with Camm. Susan Block, a real estate agent based in New Albany, testified about a call she got from David Camm close to the day the murders occurred. David Camm had called Block to inquire about single-resident home listed for sale in New Albany. Robert Neal, who in 2000 worked for the ISP as a detective, was questioned about the night of the murders when he was at the scene. The prosecution also played an audio recording of the first time David Camm was questioned. Neal will continue testimony on Wednesday.

CAMM BLOG: Jury listens to call Camm made to ISP lieutenant to apologize

Tuesday, Sept. 3

MORNING UPDATE: Lynn Scamahorn continued her testimony today. The defense finished questioning her before a lunch break was called. She was mainly questioned by the defense. Uliana had Scamahorn point out where DNA evidence was found on a grey T-shirt, that David wore on the night of the murders, and a grey sweatshirt, that had "BACKBONE" written in the collar. 

AFTERNOON UPDATE: After lunch and outside the presence of the jury, the prosecution and defense presented their arguments on the insurance being presented to the jury and the judge ruled that the life insurance policies would be allowed. That means the amounts of the life insurance policies and the beneficiaries will be heard in court. The state called Shelly Romero  who responded to the scene on the night of the murders.  She said she was a friend to David Camm and had multiple conversations with him after Sept. 28. Janice Renn, Kim Camm's mother and grandmother to Brad and Jill Camm, testified in court today. She walked the court through the last day, Sept. 28, she saw Kim, Brad and Jill alive. James Biddle, who was an ISP Lieutenant at the time of the murders, was the last person to testify. Biddle described an incident he had with Camm after the murders while crime Scene investigators were working the scene.

 CAMM BLOG: Janice Renn finally testifies for prosecution in 3rd trial

For more WHAS11 coverage on the David Camm trial, click here.

Thursday, Aug. 29 

10:18 a.m. Judge Dartt enters the courtroom and calls it into session.

10:24 a.m. Marcy McLeod was called to testify without the jury present. McLeod was friends with Kim Camm right up to the time of Kim's death. She was sworn in and Kammen started to question her to illustrate an offer of proof. Her testimony was allowed before the jury but she could not say what their conversation was about. The prosecution or defense were also not allowed to ask what it was about either.

10:41 a.m. The jury enters the courtroom and the judge tells the jury they will hear from Marcy McLeod and not Lynn Scamahorn as stated on Wednesday.

10:42 a.m. Marcy McLeod is then sworn in before the jury and Levco starts to question her.

10:47 a.m. After Kammen questioned McLeod the jury had a question for her.

10:51 a.m. The state called Robert Barber to testify and is sworn in. Barber was an insurance agent who sold life insurance to the Camm family in 2000. Meyer questions Barber first and then Kammen questions him. Barber steps down from the witness stand.

12:00 p.m. The judge calls for a lunch break.

1:25 p.m. The judge calls the courtroom back into session after lunch.

1:55 p.m. The jury enters the courtroom. The state calls it's third witness of the day, who was an underwriter for the insurance policy the Camm's were purchasing.

2:05 p.m. The third witness of the day steps down from the witness stand. The state calls Lynn Scamahorn to continue her testimony on the witness stand concerning her DNA testing on the Camm case. Uliana questions Scamahorn.

2:30 p.m. The judge calls for an end of the court day at this time and the jury is excused. The trial will pick up on Tuesday at 9 a.m.

CAMM BLOG: Kim makes insurance policy changes before death

Wednesday, Aug. 28

9:10 a.m. Judge Dartt enters the courtroom and calls court into session.

9:14 a.m. The Jury enters the courtroom.

9:16 a.m. The state calls their first witness, Lynn Scamahorn, who is a DNA analyst. Levco starts to question Scamahorn. Levco submits several exhibits into evidence at this time.

10:33 a.m. Judge Dartt calls for a recess.

10:50 a.m. The judge calls the court into session from recess and the jury enters.

11:43 a.m. Judge Dartt calls for a lunch break.

1:09 p.m. The court was called back into session after lunch.

1:12 p.m. The state offered numerous more exhibits as evidence.

2:45 p.m. Judge Dart calls a recess for the court and the jury leaves.

3:06 p.m. The courtroom is back in session and the jury is brought in. McMahon steps down from the witness stand so the state can call two other witnesses. McMahon's testimony will continue on Thursday.

3:12 p.m. The state calls Josh Banet and he is sworn in. At the time of the murders he was an Indiana State Police officer.

3:32 p.m. The state calls Troy McDaniel as a witness and is sworn in. He knew Camm as a friend at the time of the murders.

3:52 p.m. The jury leaves the courtroom for the day.

3:55 p.m. Judge Dartt ends the court session for the day. Court will continue at 10 a.m. on Thursday with Scamahorn returning to the stand to continue her testimony. The jury will be in at 8:30 a.m. Thursday to look over the state's exhibits that were submitted as evidence in court today.

CAMM BLOG: DNA evidence dominates court day, one testimony surprises defense

Tuesday, Aug. 27

9:02 a.m. The courtroom is called into session by the judge.

9:11 a.m. The jury enters the courtroom.

9:13 a.m. The state's first witness of the day was called, Sammy Sarkisian, who was a crime scene investigator technician at the time the murders occurred. He was sworn in. The prosecution starts to question Sarkisian.

10:09 a.m. Transcripts of a phone call made by David Camm to Sarkisian on Oct. 1, 2000 were passed out. The prosecution played a recording of that phone call for the jury.

10:33 a.m. The judge calls for recess after the recording is done playing.

10:51 a.m. The court is called back into session and the jury is brought in. Kammen begins to question Sarkisian.

11:05 a.m. Levco objects during Kammen's questioning. Says that Kammen is questioning the witness with a leading statement. Kammen says he was making a statement that could be answered by the witness with a yes or no because of the tone he was using. The jury leaves the courtroom at this time. 

11:09 a.m. The objection is discussed some more after the jury has left the courtroom. The judge warns Kammen to be careful from now on when questioning witness. The judge says he has seen Kammen lead with commentary before asking many witnesses a question.

11:16 a.m. The jury comes back into the courtroom.

12:16 p.m. The judge calls for lunch and the jury leaves. Sarkisian steps down from the witness stand and will return after lunch to continue testimony.

1:47 p.m. The court is called back into session and Sarkisian enters the courtroom to continue testimony.

1:56 p.m. The jury enters the courtroom and Kammen continues to question Sarkisian.

1:59 p.m. A video of the Camm residence is played for the courtroom that was made while investigators were collecting evidence. (Much like the video of the garage that was played on Aug. 22.)

2:08 p.m. The video is now over and Kammen continues to question Sarkisian.

2:39 p.m. The jury has some questions for Sarkisian.

3:06 p.m. The jury has one more question.

3:08 p.m. Sarkisian steps down from the witness stand and is released. A recess is called and the jury leaves the courtroom.

3:30 p.m. The court room is back in session from recess. The jury is brought into the courtroom. The state's next witness, Rudy Gernert, is called to testify. Gernert was president and CEO of Aegon at the time of the Camm murders. Kim Camm was employed by Aegon.

3:46 p.m. Gernert steps down from the witness stand and is released. The state calls for their next witness, Sharon Long, who worked in human resources at the time Kim, Brad and Jill were murdered.

4:19 p.m. The jury enters the courtroom and the prosecution continues to question Long in the presence of the jury.

4:28 p.m. Kammen begins to question Long.

4:42 p.m. The jury has some questions for Long.

4:48 p.m. The jury asks one more question.

4:54 p.m. Long steps down from the witness stand and is released.

5:05 p.m. The judge concludes court for the day and the jury leaves.

BLOG: 2 witnesses lead to discord in court 

Monday, Aug. 26

9:03 a.m. The courtroom was called into session. Kammen asked the judge to reverse his ruling concerning injures on Jill Camm's chest, upper extremities and mouth area. The judge did decide to reverse his diversion and let the defense address those injuries but prosecution can not argue their theory on them.

9:27 a.m. Doctor Corey's testimony will be allowed.

9:30 a.m. The court takes a short recess.

9:43 a.m. The court is called back into session and the jury enters.

9:47 a.m. Corey, a forensic pathologist for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is brought in before the jury to testify and is sworn in. She is questioned about the autopsy of Brad and Jill.

10:47 a.m. Kammen questions Corey.

11:03 a.m. Jurors asked questions.

11:09 a.m. Corey steps down from the witness stand.

11:11a.m.  Recess was called.

11:22 a.m. Court was called back into session and jury enters courtroom. The state called Doctor Donna Stewart, medical examiner for Louisville, who performed the autopsy on Kim Camm.

12 p.m. A lunch break was called for the court and the jury leaves.

1:22 p.m. The court was called back into session.

1:t25 p.m. The jury enters the courtroom and Kammen begins to question Stewart.

2:12 p.m. The Jury had questions for Stewart and they were asked.

2:21 p.m. Stewart stepped down from the witness stand and the state called Ed Wessel, a retired ISP officer who worked as a firearms examiner.

3:03 p.m. Uliana questions Wessel.

3:22 p.m. The jury has questions for Wessel.

3:28 p.m. The judge called for a recess and the jury left.

3:36 p.m. Wessel stepped down from the witness stand and Jon Singleton, a criminalist with a specialty in fingerprints, was called to testify.

3:44 p.m. The judge calls for a recess.

3:57 p.m. The court was called back into session and Singleton was sworn in before the jury. The prosecution began to question Singleton.

4:22 p.m. Uliana questions Singleton.

4:30 p.m. The jury had questions for Singleton.

4:45 p.m. Singleton steps down from the witness stand.

4:47 p.m. The jury leaves the courtroom and Court has ended for the day. Court will start on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.

BLOG: Judge overrules his prior ruling on Jill's upper body injury

 

Friday, Aug. 23

9:07 a.m. The courtroom was called into session.

9:14 a.m. Jury entered the courtroom. 

9:15 a.m. Niemeyer was called into the courtroom to continue his testimony. He was sworn in and Uliana began questioning.

10:30 a.m. The judge called for a recess.

10:47 a.m. The court was called back to session after the recess.

10:51 a.m. The jury entered the courtroom.

11:05 a.m. The jury had two questions for Niemeyer. 

11:09 a.m. Niemeyer was released from the witness stand.

11:10 a.m. The fourth witness for the state was called to the stand. At the time of the 2000 Camm murders he was in charge of mapping the crime scene. Sworn in and questioned by Levco.

11:34 a.m. Uliana questions fourth witness.

11:39 a.m. A question from the jury was asked.

11:49 a.m. The fourth witness stepped down.

11:50 a.m. Charlie McDaniels, the fifth witness for the state is sworn in. McDaniels is an Indiana State Police sergeant and does crime scene investigation. He has been working on the Camm case since 2002.

12:12 p.m. A lunch break was called for the courtroom and the jury left.

1:35 p.m. The court was called back into session and the jury was brought back in. McDaniel was called back in to finish testimony.

1:59 p.m. The fifth witness, McDaniels, stepped down from the witness stand. The state's sixth witness, John Galloway, was brought in and was questioned. He is a neighbor of David Camm's.

2:12 p.m. Kammen questioned Galloway.

2:25 p.m. The Jury asked a question.

2:29 p.m. Galloway stepped down.

2:30 p.m. The state called their seventh witness Brandon Beavin. Beavin is Galloway's stepson and was living with his stepfather at the time of the murders. Meyer, Boone County prosecutor who is helping Stan Levco, questioned Beavin.

2:56 p.m. Kammen questioned Beavin.

2:58 p.m. A recess was called.

3:11 p.m. The jury was brought back in from recess. Beavin continued his testimony.

3:18 p.m. Beavin stepped down from the witness stand. The state then called its eighth witness. She saw and talked to Kim Camm at Hazelwood Elementary School during swim practice on Sept. 28, 2000.

3:21 p.m. Uliana questioned the eighth witness. The witness was starting to get upset.

3:26 p.m. The eighth witness stepped down.

3:27 p.m. The state's ninth witness, Rob Styer, was sworn in and questioned by Levco. Styer was the Camm's Schwan's man and spoke to David Camm on Sept. 28 during a delivery.

3:34 p.m. Kammen questioned Styer.

3:48  p.m. The jury asked two questions.

3:49 p.m. Styer stepped down from the witness stand.

3:50 p.m. The state's tenth witness, Mark Slaughter, was called to the witness stand. Slaughter is a detective with the Floyd County police. He said he had met Camm 22 years ago while on patrol in Floyd County.

4:04 p.m. Slaughter stepped down from the witness stand after questioning and the courtroom concluded for the day. Judge Dartt says court will resume on Monday at 8:30 a.m.

BLOG: Uliana picks at police investigation on 2nd day of Camm trial

 

Thursday, Aug. 22

9:30 a.m. Camm entered the courtroom.

9:32 a.m. Judge Jonathan A. Dartt entered the courtroom. 

9:33 a.m. Court was called to session.

9:50 a.m. Kammen presented another newspaper from the "Indy Star" because it had another "significant article" on the Camm case.

9:53 a.m. The jury was brought into the courtroom.

9:54 a.m. The jury was sworn in.

9:55 a.m. Judge Dartt asked the jury if they had heard anything about the case since the last time he had talked to them. The jury was asked to raise their hand if they had and no one did.

10:00 a.m. The judge called a five minute recess.

10:22 a.m. The court returned from break and the jury was brought back into the courtroom.

10:25 a.m. Instructions were read to the jury.

10:42 a.m. Opening statements began. Lead prosecutor Stan Levco presented his opening statement first.

11:02 a.m. Levco finished his opening statements and Camm's lead defense attorney Kammen started his opening statements.

11:53 a.m. Kammen is still presenting his opening statement. At this time Kammen mentioned Boney's foot fetish during his opening statement and Levco immediately objected. The Judge told the jury to disregard that statement after Levco and Kammen had approached the bench.

11:55 a.m. Kammen continues with his opening statement.

12:18 p.m. The Judge called a lunch break and the jury left.

12:20 p.m. Levco tells the judge he was outraged that Boney's fetish was mentioned and was calling for a mistrial. Kammen said he was careful not to mention Boney's previous crimes. The judge said Kammen should not have mentioned the fetish and he was considering Levco's motion for a mistrial.

1:51 p.m. The court returned from lunch. The judge said he denied the state's motion for a mistrial.

1:55 p.m. The jury was brought back in and the state's first witness took the stand.

2:02 p.m. The state submitted evidence called exhibit #1. It was a cassette tape of the 911 call from Sep. 28, 2000. It was played for the jury to hear.

2:05 p.m. The state's second witness was called to the stand.

2:25 p.m. The state's third witness, James Niemeyer, was called to the stand.

2:40 p.m. The state submitted evidence, exhibit #2. It was a VHS tape of the crime scene taken by one of the crime scene investigators, James Niemeyer, at the time of the murders.

3:20 p.m. After Levco submitted more evidence the judge called for a recess.

3:40 p.m. The court returned from recess and the jury was brought back in. Niemeyer continued his testimony. During that time Levco submitted more exhibits of evidence.

3:45 p.m. All of the State's exhibit's of evidence  were given to the court recorder and Uliana, another attorney for Camm's defense, started to question Niemeyer.

4:23 p.m. The judge calls the court session to an end for the day and the jury leaves. Niemeyer will continue his testimony at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. 

BLOG: Opening statements lead to fiery, emotional day

 

Tuesday, Aug. 13

9:06 a.m. The judge called the courtroom to session. 

9:11 a.m. The jury pool was brought in and there were 22 potential jurors.

9:32 a.m. Juror #36 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

9:46 a.m. Juror #39 was questioned and will return on Friday.

10:03 a.m. Juror #40 was questioned and will return on Friday.

10:18 a.m. Juror #42 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

10:35 a.m. Juror # 43 was questioned and will return on Friday.

10:59 a.m. The court took a five minute break.

11:16 a.m. Juror #44 was excused.

11:22 a.m. Juror #48 was excused.

11:25 a.m. Juror #49 was questioned and will return on Friday.

11:46 a.m. Juror #50 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

12:13 p.m. The court stopped for lunch.

1:11 p.m. The court returned from lunch.

1:12 p.m. Juror #51 was questioned and will return on Friday.

1:39 p.m. Juror #59 arrived late and will have to return on Wednesday.

1:40 p.m. Juror #61 was questioned and will return on Friday.

2:01 p.m. Juror #62 was questioned and then excused.

2:20 p.m.Juror #64 was questioned and was told to come back on Friday.

2:37 p.m. Juror #65 was questioned and excused.

3:03 p.m. The court took a five minute break.

3:20 p.m. Juror #67 was called into the court room, questioned and then excused.

3:24 p.m.Juror #68 was questioned and excused.

3:52 p.m. Juror #70 was questioned and told to come back on Friday.

4:08 p.m. Juror #72 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

4:29 p.m. Juror #76 was excused.

4:37 p.m. Juror #77 was questioned and will return on Friday.

5:03 p.m. Juror #78 was questioned and asked to return on Friday.

5:15 p.m. The court ended Tuesday's jury selection and will return on Wednesday to question more potential jurors.

BLOG: More potential jurors selected to come back to court on Friday

 

Monday, Aug. 12

9:23 a.m. Defense submitted evidence. It was an Indianapolis newspaper with a story about the trial on the front page. The defense said he wanted to submit it to show how much publicity this trial could get.

9:27 a.m. The defense, prosecution and Judge Jonathan Dartt talked about the position of the jury and witness stand. The defense said it was not something they had addressed yet.

9:32 a.m. The jury pool entered the courtroom.

9:35 a.m. The judge told the jury pool about some frequently asked questions. Judge Dartt also asked them to speak the truth today.

9:40 a.m. Dartt said that the prosecution and defense can strike 20 jurors each.

9:45 a.m. Dartt swears in the potential jurors.

9:56 a.m. Juror # 1 questioned and will return on Friday morning.

10:12 a.m. Juror # 3 was questioned and excused from jury duty.

10:34 a.m. Juror #4 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

10:47 a.m. Juror # 6 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

11:05 a.m. The court took a 5 minute recess. 

11:25 a.m. Juror #7 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

11:41 a.m. Juror #8 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

12:04 p.m. The court took an hour lunch.

1:00 p.m The court reconvened after lunch break.

3:24 p.m. Juror #23 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

3:41 p.m. Juror #24 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

3:58 p.m. Juror #25 was questioned and told to return on Friday.

4:13 p.m. Juror #29 as questioned and excused from jury duty.

4:18 p.m. Juror #30 was the last juror questioned for the day and was told to return on Friday.

4:43 p.m. Dartt stated that one juror did not show up because he was sick and had sent a physician's note. Court will start at 9 a.m. and question 23 more potential jurors on Tuesday, Aug. 13. 

BLOG: Kammen, Levco sift through jurors

 

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