CAMM BLOG: Judge overrules his prior ruling on Jill's upper body injury

CAMM BLOG: Judge overrules his prior ruling on Jill's upper body injury

CAMM BLOG: Judge overrules his prior ruling on Jill's upper body injury

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by Mary Lyons

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 8:55 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 27 at 8:55 AM

LEBANON, Ind. -- Perhaps the biggest moment during the David Camm murder trial on Monday, Aug. 26, happened at the beginning of the day before the jury was even brought into the courtroom.

Judge Jonathan Dartt allowed the defense to talk about Jill's upper body injury, called a petechiae injury. The defense wanted to argue that that injury could have been caused by some type of compression to her upper body.

Tracey Corey, Kentucky's chief medical examiner who performed the autopsy on Jill Camm, stated that a petechiae injury or petechial hemorrhage is some type of pressure to the surface of the skin that is stopping blood flow and causing capillaries to eventually break. Corey could not say how long that weight was held on Jill or how much weight could have been pressing on her.

Corey could not speculate if the petechiae injury was linked to the blunt force trauma to her genitals because any reference to a sexual assault on Jill is not allowed according to the Indiana appellate court.

Dartt had stated that he had originally thought the petechiae injury was linked to the sexual assault, but according to a statement by Corey, before the jury entered the courtroom, that is not always true.

Other experts who testified on Monday include another Louisville medical examiner, a former ISP firearms examiner and a former ISP fingerprint criminalist.

Court will resume at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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

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