Interview: Camm's neighbor, trial witness


by Jacob Ryan

Posted on October 24, 2013 at 11:56 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 25 at 10:26 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- When Brandon Beaven first heard the not guilty verdict in the David Camm murder trial he said he first felt sympathy for the families of the victims.

His second feeling was relief.  He knew that verdict meant he would no longer be called to testify in the trials.

Beaven was 16-years-old when Kim Camm and her two children were murdered.

He said he knew David Camm as a considerate man.

“Dave used to let me sit in the cruiser waiting for the bus on cold mornings,” Beaven said.

The considerate state trooper would soon become a murder suspect and Beaven would eventually testify against Camm twice during the second and third murder trials.

He also testified against Charles Boney.

He told prosecutors about a black Cadillac with tinted windows that was thought to belong to Boney.

“It’s a dead end road so you have good knowledge of who’s supposed to be there,” he said,

Many years have passed since his first testimony.

Beaven said he has always felt the same about the Camm murders.

“It’s so hard to think that Charles Boney would act alone in a random strike manner,” he said.

He said that three trials and years of seeing the legal system, as a witness, have changed the way he sees the world.  He said he knows that details matter.