David Camm trial: Verdict reached in third murder trial of former Ind. state trooper accused of killing wife, kids

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David Camm was accused in the 2000 murders of his wife and two children.

(CBS) The jury has reached a verdict in the third murder trial of David Camm, a former Indiana State trooper who has twice been convicted for the killings of his wife and two children. It will be read at 12:30 p.m.

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Both of the previous convictions were overturned on appeal and a new trial was ordered for Camm,accused in the shooting death his wife Kimberly and their children Bradley, 7, and Jill, 5, in the garage of their Georgetown, Ind. home in September of 2000. Camm had been a state trooper for more than a decade and left the force about four months before the murders.

Camm has maintained his innocence, saying he was playing basketball with 10 other people.

The jury began deliberating Tuesday at the courthouse in Lebanon, Ind. after getting the case Monday evening. A line was forming around the door for people waiting to enter the courtroom to hear the verdict, and the family of victim Kim Camm arrived to the courthouse.

Bradley and Jill Camm, photographed with their mother, Kim. They were murdered on Sept. 29, 2000.  (CBS/48 Hours)
Bradley and Jill Camm, photographed with their mother, Kim. They were murdered on Sept. 29, 2000. (CBS/48 Hours)
CBS/48 Hours

Camm's defense is arguing another man - Charles Boney - was the killer, and acted alone. Boney has already been convicted of murder in the case, reports CBS affiliate WISH-TV.

On Wednesday, jurors asked to see 20 pieces of evidence including the police interview with Camm and the T-shirt that he wore the night his wife and children were shot to death, reports the station.

The jury in Camm's first trial took 30 hours to reach a guilty verdict. The jury at the second trial deliberated for 45 hours.

  • Erin Donaghue

    Erin Donaghue covers crime for's Crimesider.



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