Judge grants 3 motions during Camm's pre-trial hearing

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by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 21, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 13 at 12:10 PM

(WHAS11) -- A former Indiana State trooper who has had two murder convictions overturned was back in court Friday.

David Camm is accused of murdering his wife and two children at their Georgetown, Ind. home back in 2000. He was convicted twice of the murders, but both convictions have been overturned. Now facing a third trial, Camm was in court for a pre-trial hearing.

The judge will grant two sets of motions. A third motion challenges the admissibility of DNA touch evidence.

David Camm's defense team will be allowed to question Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson and Deputy Prosecutor Steve Owen leading up to Camm's triple murder trial.

Defense attorneys deposed convicted murderer Charles Boney for two days, said Camm attorney Richard Kammen. Boney described conversations he had with prosecutors prior to his 2005 arrest in the shooting deaths of Camm's wife and two children.

Kammen said there is no record of conversations between Boney and prosecutors . The prosecution and judge agreed that the defense should be allowed to depose the officials, as long as the questions are limited to any possible Boney contact.

Another set of motions deals with both sides identifying witness lists. The defense says prosecution witnesses have changed their testimony in earlier trials based on what the prosecution needed to fit their case. Defense motion requests that prosecutors identify the subject matter of expert testimony, the "experts" opinions and the facts on which they are based.

Special prosecutor Stan Levko said he did not expect the expert testimony to change from previous trials but that any witness should be free to express new opinions.

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


 

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