No ruling on DNA evidence for Camm's 3rd trial

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by Brittany Gonzalez

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 2, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:10 PM

SPENCER CO., Ind. (WHAS11) -- After two days of arguing over new DNA evidence in the murder case against David Camm a Spencer County Judge didn’t issue a ruling on whether to admit or exclude the new findings.

A forensic expert from the Netherlands testified for the defense that DNA found on murder victim, Kim Camm's clothing, actually belonged to Charles Boney. He's the man already convicted of killing Camm's wife and daughter.

Attorney for Camm, Richard Kammen, said the truth lies in the new DNA.

“The evidence demonstrates that Charles Boney wrestled with Kim Camm in way that cannot be possibly explained…touched her underwear and touched Jill. The jury needs to know that truth,” Kammen said. 

If that evidence is allowed it could mean a major victory for Camm's defense. 

The prosecution has called the new findings unreliable stating the report was unclear. The prosecution also stated that the Dutch standard of DNA findings do not follow the American standard of DNA testing.
 
Camm was convicted twice but those were overturned and now this new revelation could help keep Camm out of prison. If the judge does not allow the DNA evidence it will be the first case in Indiana history where a trial court has not allowed DNA evidence.

A decision is expected to come by the middle of next week on whether a jury will hear the new findings.  

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


 

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