Indiana Jurors to Decide Ex-Trooper's Fate in Slayings

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

UPDATE: 10/22/13 4:17 PM CDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) -- A jury has begun deliberations in the third murder trial of a former Indiana State Police trooper accused of fatally shooting his wife and two young children in 2000 at the family's southern Indiana home.

Before jurors began deliberating the fate of David Camm on Tuesday, defense attorney Stacy Uliana told them the state initially missed the real killer because it concluded wrongly three days after the slayings that Camm had committed the crimes.

Prosecutor Todd Meyer, meanwhile, told jurors in his closing argument they must "connect the dots" from evidence they've heard to convict Camm.

The jury deliberated for about an hour Tuesday before breaking for the evening. Deliberations are to resume Wednesday.

Camm's two prior convictions were thrown out on appeal.


UPDATE: 10/22/13 1:10 PM CDT

LEBANON, Ind. (AP) -- An attorney for former Indiana State Police trooper David Camm says the state concluded wrongly three days after Camm's wife and two young children were slain that he committed the crimes and investigators initially missed that another man had killed them.

Defense attorney Stacy Uliana argued in her closing statement Tuesday in Camm's third murder trial that Charles Boney (boh-NAY') alone committed the crimes in 2000 while Camm played basketball with 11 other men. She says none of the 11 could testify they saw Camm leave the game.

Prosecutor Todd Meyer earlier told jurors they must "connect the dots" from evidence they've heard to convict Camm.

It's not clear when the jury will get the case. Camm's two prior convictions were thrown out on appeal.


LEBANON, Ind. (AP) — Jurors are preparing to decide the fate of a former Indiana state trooper charged with killing his wife and two young children in 2000.

Closing arguments are scheduled Tuesday in David Camm's nearly eight-week trial, which was moved 100 miles north to find an impartial jury.

Camm has been convicted twice in the deaths of his family at their home in Georgetown in southern Indiana. Both convictions were overturned on appeal.

The 49-year-old Camm has maintained his innocence. He says he was playing pickup basketball with other men in a church gymnasium at the time of the slayings.

Charles Boney is serving a 225-year sentence for murder and conspiracy in the case. Prosecutors contend he conspired with Camm in the slayings and provided him the murder weapon.

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