Court Rejects AG's Petition To Reconsider Camm Ruling

State Must Decide Whether To Seek 3rd Trial In 2000 Slayings

The Indiana Supreme Court on Monday rejected a petition from the Indiana Attorney General's Office to reconsider its June decision to overturn the murder convictions of a former Indiana state trooper.

The move, which came on a 3-2 vote, means that the state must decide whether it wants to try David Camm, 45, for a third time in the 2000 killings of his wife and two children.

The court ruled in June 2009 that the trial judge improperly allowed prosecutors to raise the prospect that Camm had molested his daughter.

He had been convicted twice in the slayings, but each conviction was later overturned.

Camm, who had been a state trooper for more than a decade, left the force about four months before the slayings.

He has always maintained his innocence, providing as an alibi 11 people who testified Camm was with them playing basketball in a nearby church gymnasium when his family was killed.

Prosecutors contended Camm left the basketball game, killed his family, then made the five-minute drive back to the church. He reported the deaths once he returned to the home in southern Indiana.

In 2004 the state appeals court overturned his first conviction. Then Camm was convicted again in 2006 and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Another man -- Charles Boney -- was convicted in 2006 of helping Camm with the killings.