David Camm writes letter to supporters, works to readjust after release


by Maggie Ruper


Posted on October 31, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:09 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- David Camm has released a statement, addressed to his friends and supporters, on the Free David Camm Facebook page.

The statement was posted by Sam Lockhart, Camm’s uncle, but states it was penned by Camm.
It reads in part, “I am choosing to move forward. I don't want to be consumed by the past. They, the State, are not going to take more from me than they have already gotten."

The statement comes a week after Camm was acquitted of the Sept. 28, 2000 murders of his wife and two children. He was arrested three days after their deaths.

“I can’t tell you what he would be like if he hadn't been back there for 13 years. Inside he's the same guy, but he's been damaged, he's been damaged by the State of Indiana,” Lockhart said.

Rupert Strawbridge, a probation officer in Clark County with experience helping former inmates readjust to society, weighed in on Camm’s release saying it may be best for him to move away.

“Get out of town, get out of state, lay low and stay quiet,” Strawbridge said.

Camm closed his letter by talking about his family.

"At this time the loss of my beautiful wife Kim, my son Brad and my daughter Jill is something I will have to leave to later as I can't bear to write the words now. Thank you"

The letter is signed David, Kim, Brad and Jill.

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