AG To Ask Court To Reconsider Camm's Overturned Conviction
Former State Trooper Twice Convicted, Twice Overturned
2:48 AM, Jul 27, 2009
The Indiana attorney general's office said Monday that it will ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider a decision that overturned the murder convictions against a former state trooper in the deaths of his wife and two children.The deadline for the state to request a rehearing on David Camm's appeal is midnight Monday.The 45-year-old Camm has twice been convicted of the 2000 killings at the family's home in the southern Indiana town of Georgetown.But the Supreme Court ruled in a 4-1 decision last month that the judge in the retrial improperly allowed prosecutors to argue that he molested his daughter without presenting evidence to support that claim.In a dissenting opinion, Chief Justice Randall Shepard said the two reversals have "unnecessarily sanitized the evidence against David Camm."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.