Frank, Janice Renn prepare to relive Sept. 28 at Camm’s 3rd trial

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Posted on August 19, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:10 PM

FLOYD CO., Ind. (WHAS11) -- In just a few days, Floyd County will try, once again, to convict accused murderer David Camm and make it stick.

For one New Albany couple this trial is a third time to relive the most horrible night of their lives.

But Frank and Janice Renn, Kim Camm's parents and grandparents of 7-year-old Bradley and 5-year-old Jill, will be at the trial, everyday.

Sept. 28, 2000 had been just another busy day for Kim Camm and her kids. It was an ordinary day that ended in horror.

Nearly thirteen years later Frank and Janice Renn are just days from coming face to face with the man they believe murdered Kim, Brad and Jill; cutting their lives so short.

“I'll see like Brad would be 20, and I'll see young men out and think what would he be like today and Jill would be 18 and yet I still think of them as 5 and 7,” Janis Renn said.

Their confidence of David Camm's guilt did not come instantly or even easily.  Camm’s own words convinced Janice Renn.

“David got on the stand and everything he said contradicted his statement to police,” Janice Renn said. “It just fit the evidence in the trial.”

“Here’s a man who killed three people. He acts like nothing's wrong...it gets to me a little bit,” Frank Renn said.

David Camm's alibi is a basketball game and eleven players who say he was there. Frank Renn says those stories have holes.

And the Renns do not fear new evidence that shows Charles Boney’s DNA was on the victims, even on Kim's underwear.

“That's not surprising to me....we know he was there.  I'm sure he was in the crime scene,” Frank Renn said.

The third trial will be difficult for the Renn's as they attend for the people they loved and lost.

“If we didn't do this I feel like I'd be letting them down,” Frank Renn said.

And there's something else, Frank Renn still wants to know exactly what happened that night.

“When I go to bed at night I dream about that a lot.  What it was like for them in the garage.  I am thinking what was their last thoughts before they were killed,” Frank Renn said. “I get cold chills when I think about it.”

David Camm and his family staunchly maintain his innocence. Janice Renn has been called to testify at the trial. She expects she'll tell the jury about that final day. Frank Renn has not been subpoenaed.

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