Judge allows benefits testimony in murder trial

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Associated Press

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 8:06 PM

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — A former manager at the company where an Indiana woman worked before she was slain says the woman died with nearly $500,000 in life insurance and retirement investments.

Sharon Long testified Tuesday at the third murder trial of David Camm, who's charged in the September 2000 slayings of his wife, son and daughter at their southern Indiana home.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports (http://cjky.it/1firZzN ) the judge overruled defense attorney Rick Kammen's objection to the testimony. Kammen says there's no evidence Camm knew he would gain most of his wife's benefits and he hasn't been paid.

But Prosecutor Todd Meyer argued the benefits were relevant because prosecutors believe financial gain was a motive.

Camm's third trial was moved to a city north of Indianapolis to get an impartial jury.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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