Attorneys in Camm case discuss evidence and challenges of finding new venue

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by Adam Walser

WHAS11.com

Posted on October 15, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:10 PM

(WHAS11) -- On Monday there was another delay in announcing which county will be selected as the new venue for former Indiana State Trooper David Camm's third murder trial.

The case has now been in court for more than 12 years.

"I'm just looking forward to the day this will be over with. We won't have to worry about it no more," said Frank Renn, Kimberly Camm's father.

Camm was not at Monday's hearing, but he did send a three page letter to our newsroom, questioning the local news media's objectivity in covering the case.

He ended the letter saying, "Charles Boney killed my wife and children and I still, to this day, don't know why!"

Camm was charged with murder after his wife Kimberly, his son Bradley and his daughter Jill were found dead in their Georgetown, Ind. garage on September 28, 2000.

He was convicted of the murders twice, but both verdicts were overturned on appeal. Now a new prosecutor and new defense attorneys are going through hundreds of items of evidence and thousands of pages of witness interview transcripts.

"It was 40 bankers boxes of stuff," said Special Prosecutor Stan Levco. "That's not counting 7,500 pages of transcript."

"The prosecutor would obviously disagree, but we're surprised by the weakness of the state's case. There's a lot about that that's troubling, but beyond that, there's not much I can discuss," said Richard Kammen, Camm's attorney.

"I don't know why he'd be surprised or not surprised with the evidence. It's been what it's been for 12 years," responded Levco.

While the attorneys will hash it out all over again in a courtroom in August, for now, they still don't know in what county the trial will be held.

But they hope to have that answer in the coming days.

"I think the venue matter will be resolved in a week or so. There's a lot of logistical issues being resolved," said Kammen.

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


 

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