Untested evidence, Boney focal points of Camm pre-trial hearing


by Adam Walser


Posted on March 11, 2013 at 7:46 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:10 PM

SPENCER COUNTY, Ind. (WHAS11) – Untested evidence and Charles Boney were the focal points in one of two pre-trial hearings for former Indiana State Trooper David Camm held Monday afternoon.

This was the first hearing Camm attended in months where prosecutors and defense attorneys argued about how much jurors would hear, especially from Charles Boney who was convicted in killing Camm’s wife and children in 2006.

The state will likely call Boney as a witness who will testify he sold a gun to Camm before the murder and was there when it happened.

The defense argues Boney was the only murderer and say his history of robbery and kidnapping should be introduced at the trial.

“They want to hide from the jury who Charles Boney really is and keep the jury from knowing the truth about Charles Boney,” Camm’s defense attorney Richard Kammen said. “That is especially troubling giving the history of this case.”

Another motion held during the hearing discussed evidence found on Camm’s property but never tested.

Camm’s attorneys believe the found evidence came from a sexual assault Boney committed before murdering Kim Camm.

The judge will hear and rule on motions heard in another pre-trial hearing scheduled for April 19.

The August trial will take place in Boone County, Indiana because of the publicity.

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