David Camm *Endorsed - over

Re: David Camm

Postby jane » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:16 am

don wrote:Such a sad case - and with such an injustice.
Blood spatter evidence interpreted by such "experts" as Englert and Bevel must be viewed with scepticism as a result of this case, in particular, which further illustrated that those who present themselves as "blood spatter experts" actually aren't.
Those who question the integrity and so-called 'expertise" of Bevel should review his contribution as a defence "expert" in the Dr John Hamilton trial where his testimony actually ensured the defendant's conviction. But should it have?


There's a thread on this board for the Dr. John Hamilton case in the Possible Wrongful Convictions section. Maybe we should look at this one a little closer also.

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IIRC Dr. Hamilton was performing surgery at the time his wife was murdered.
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Re: David Camm

Postby don » Tue Apr 29, 2014 7:03 am

Thank you Jane for pointing out the thread. I was unaware of your contributions there as I am new to the forum and just finding my way around.
Hamilton's case is a difficult one and am yet to make up my mind about it - but I certainly have in respect of Messers Bevel and Englert.
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Re: David Camm

Postby MichaelB » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:11 am

The stupid things Ergon says - THE BEST OF NASEER AHMAD: "Curatolo's testimony is one of the bedrock foundations of my beliefs in this case."
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Re: David Camm

Postby jane » Sun Aug 24, 2014 1:52 pm

Slain woman’s parents drop suit against ex-trooper
08/24/14

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NEW ALBANY — The parents of a Southern Indiana woman who was slain alongside her two children 14 years ago have dropped a wrongful- death lawsuit against their son-in-law, who was acquitted last year in the killings. Despite Frank and Janice Renn’s move, the couple isn’t giving up on their efforts to keep David Camm from profiting from his family’s deaths, said Amy Wheatley, one of the couple’s attorneys. Dropping the Floyd Circuit Court wrongfuldeath suit was “all about streamlining and focusing” on the remaining pending cases against Camm that seek to deny him control of his family’s estates and his late wife’s insurance policy, Wheatley told the Louisville Courier-Journal.

“Nothing’s really changed” by dropping the suit, Frank Renn told the newspaper. “We’re still going to fight him to keep him from getting this money.”

Juries convicted Camm, a former Indiana state trooper, twice on murder charges in the September 2000 killings of Kimberly Camm, 35, and the couple’s children, Brad, 7, and Jill, 5.

Both of those convictions were later overturned on appeal.

Camm was acquitted last fall after his third trial in the killings of his family, who were fatally shot in the garage of the family’s home in the Southern Indiana community of Georgetown.
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Re: David Camm

Postby jane » Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:03 pm

Wrongful death suit against David Camm dismissed
By GARY POPP
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Posted on Aug 22, 2014
by Gary Popp

NEW ALBANY — One of six ongoing civil cases posing David Camm against his in-laws, Frank and Janice Renn, has been dismissed.
The Renns’ representation, New Albany attorneys Nick Stein and Amy Wheatley, took action this week to dismiss the wrongful death suit in Floyd County Circuit Court. In each of the suits, David Mosley is representing Camm — who was acquitted of the murder of his family last year.

Three other cases, involving the estates of Camm’s wife, Kimberly, and their two young children, Brad and Jill, are pending in circuit court, as well as a case involving Frank Renn, Kim’s father, related to his daughter’s insurance policy, which has an estimated $200,000 balance.

The sixth case is being heard in a federal court and involves Janice Renn, Kim’s mother, concerning who will receive nearly $240,000 remaining in her daughter’s employer insurance account.

Mosley said Janice Renn was awarded $200,000 from that policy in 2002, as David Camm respected Kim Camm’s wishes that those funds be awarded to her mother, as a contingent beneficiary.

“That has never been presented to the public,” Mosley said.

All the cases are similar in that David Camm is claiming that he is the beneficiary as he has been acquitted in the criminal charges, while the Renn family claims they are the proper recipients of the monies because Camm was involved in the 2000 triple murder.

Stein said the dismissal of the wrongful death case is based on there being no existing beneficiaries, and Camm’s perceived inability to pay, if the family were to prevail.
“We filed that case originally in an abundance of caution to try to determine a way to collect against David in a wrongful-death case. We concluded we can’t do that. In an effort to focus our attention on the cases that count, we have withdrawn [the wrongful death suit],” Stein said. “When you have a spouse that dies or a child gets killed, you can collect. If the whole family dies, there is no one to collect.”

Also, Camm is not believed to have the funds to cover those costs.

“We have decided to go toward the cases with the money in them because that is what this is all about,” Stein said. “He is not going jail. He might be found civilly liable.”
The wrongful death case could have resulted in David Camm being ordered to pay funds to the estate’s representative, Frank Renn, to help cover legal fees.

By dismissing the wrongful death suit, Stein is not claiming Camm was not responsible for the death of his family.
“We are not saying we can’t prove that he did it,” he said “We are saying we can, in all these cases, or we wouldn’t continue on,” he said.

THE ESTATES

While each of the estates for Kim, Brad and Jill are separate cases, they are essentially being combined, as the eventual rulings are expected to be the same in each case. The combined total value of the estates is nearly $270,000.

Frank Renn continues to be the personal representative of the estates.

The estates were discussed last week between Circuit Court Judge Terrence Cody and the attorneys, and no date has been set at this time for next hearing or conference.

INSURANCE POLICY CASES

In Floyd County, a case is pending on who will be the beneficiary in Kim Camm’s Nationwide insurance policy. She named her husband and his brother Dan Camm as primary and contingent beneficiaries, respectively.

Frank Renn is serving as the plaintiff in the case, as the representative of Kim Camm’s estate, and is arguing that because David Camm is responsible for the deaths, he should not be awarded the monies, and that Dan Camm has no insurable interest in Kim Camm.

Mosley is making the case that Kim Camm’s decision to name Dan Camm should be respected.

“Kim named Daniel [Camm] as a contingent,” he said. “She wanted that money to go to Daniel; they are trying to thwart her wishes. I don’t believe that is a thoughtful way to look at the law.”
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Kim Camm’s employer insurance policy — valued at approximately $244,000 — is pending in federal court.
“In federal court, David [Camm] says he wants the money, and we [the Renn family] say we want it because David can’t receive it because he is responsible for his family’s death,” Stein said. “That is the central issue in all the cases.”

Stein said the two cases regarding the beneficiary of the insurance monies involve interpleader actions.

“The insurance companies say, ‘Hey, there is more than one person claiming this money, and we don’t know who the rightful owner is, so we are going to throw it into court,” Stein said.

The federal insurance case involves David Camm, the primary beneficiary, and Janice Renn, who is a contingent beneficiary.

“[The federal] case has nothing to do with the estates. It has nothing to do with Frank [Renn],” Stein said. “It is separate, but it is the same issue.”

Camm was twice convicted of the murders, but those convictions were overturned. He was acquitted in a Boone County court in October. Charles Boney was convicted of the murders and is serving 225 years in prison.

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Re: David Camm

Postby geebee2 » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:59 am

Some news :

(1) David is now on twitter ; https://twitter.com/DavidRCamm
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Re: David Camm

Postby MichaelB » Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:37 am

David Camm files lawsuit against Floyd County alleging he was framed for murder

http://www.wdrb.com/story/26888579/davi ... for-murder
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Re: David Camm

Postby jane » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:46 pm

MichaelB wrote:David Camm files lawsuit against Floyd County alleging he was framed for murder

http://www.wdrb.com/story/26888579/davi ... for-murder


Glad to hear it! Included in the list is Rodney Englert.
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Re: David Camm

Postby MichaelB » Sun Oct 26, 2014 1:43 am

jane wrote:
MichaelB wrote:David Camm files lawsuit against Floyd County alleging he was framed for murder

http://www.wdrb.com/story/26888579/davi ... for-murder


Glad to hear it! Included in the list is Rodney Englert.


I just finished reading it. It's excellent. This case is almost identical to Knox & Sollecito. It's just a shame their lawyers aren't nearly as good as Davids.

248. Yet, acting with malice, the defendants covered up the truth about their own misconduct
— powerful exculpatory and impeachment information — conspired to create a story
that involved both Camm and Boney, knowing that the truth would have eviscerated probable
cause and to the abandonment of the prosecution of Mr. Camm.

252. Defendants' actions directly and proximately caused Mr. Camm's arrest,
indictment, malicious prosecution, unfair trial, wrongful conviction, and deprivation of liberty
during his thirteen-year imprisonment, as well as all the ongoing injuries and damages set forth
above.

Evidence destruction:

261. Furthermore, defendants intentionally or recklessly destroyed material
exculpatory and impeachment evidence, including but not limited to:
1. At least two electrostatic lifts of a bare footprint taken by New Albany Police
Department Officer Kyle Brewer within hours of the murder in the garage were
destroyed;
2. Two condoms, appearing to have been recently added to the Camm septic tank
were seized by Floyd County Deputy Coroner Becky Balmer on October 1, 2000
were lost and/or destroyed;
3. A shower curtain in the hallway bathroom of the Camm residence which had a
rust-colored stain was lost and/or destroyed;
4. Audio and video records of the gravesite of Kim, Brad and Jill on the February,
2005 day Charles Boney was in the cemetery were allegedly lost;
5. Boney’s list of 10 questions he formulated which were given to the original
polygraph examiner on February 17-18, 2005 weren’t provided and/or lost;
6. GPS records from Boney’s car were incomplete; i.e. the last few days prior to his
arrest on March 4, 2005 weren’t provided and/or lost;
7. The cellular telephone of Kim which was tested for fingerprints was negative after
its unauthorized removal by Sgt. Myron Wilkerson from the ISP Evidence
Locker;
8. Two hair follicles with root material found on Kim Camm were lost; and
9. There are no written records of:
1. the 33 telephone calls between Boney, Wayne Kessinger and/or Gary Gilbert and
others;
2. the personal contact between Boney, Wayne Kessinger, Keith Henderson and/or
others in the Floyd County Prosecutor’s office just prior to Boney’s arrest;
3. when Charles Boney was told by Steve Owen that nothing of value was taken
from the crime scene;
4. when Boney told investigators and/or prosecutors of his false alibis;
5. when Charles Boney was provided the cellular telephone number of WAVE-TV
reporter Carrie Harned by Keith Henderson and encouraged to call her; and
6. other information passed to/from Charles Boney and from/to the investigators
and/or prosecutors.

262. By failing to disclose this information, defendants violated the Fourteenth
Amendment, as interpreted by Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963), Giglio v. United
Scales, 405 U,S. 150 (1972), California v. Trombetra, 467 U.S. 479 {1984), Arizona v.
Youngblood, 488 U.S. 51 (1988), and their pre-1993 progeny, which imposed a clear
constitutional duty on the defendants not to conceal, suppress or destroy obviously exculpatory
evidence, and rather to document and report exculpatory and impeachment information.
263. The exculpatory and impeachment information defendants concealed, suppressed
and destroyed in this case was material, and undermined confidence in the outcome of the trial.
264. Defendants' deliberate and intentional concealment, suppression and destruction
of exculpatory and impeachment information directly and proximately caused Mr. Camm’s
unfair trials, wrongful convictions, and deprivation of liberty without due process of law during
his thirteen year imprisonment, as well as all the ongoing injuries and damages set forth above.

And it just goes on and on....
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Re: David Camm

Postby jane » Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:08 am

http://www.courthousenews.com/2014/10/28/72852.htm

Cop Alleges Outrageous Murder Frame Job

By DAVID WELLS

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (CN) - Finally acquitted of the murder of his family after three trials over 13 years, a former Indiana State Police officer wants damages for the alleged frame job.
David Camm says he had been playing basketball with 11 witnesses on the Sept. 28, 2000, when his 35-year-old wife, Kim, and the couple's children, 7-year-old Brand and 5-year-old Jill, were executed in the family's Georgetown, Ind., home.
Their killer, Charles Boney, was "a notorious felon with at least 11 prior arrests and/or convictions in Indiana," the federal complaint filed Friday states.
On the night he killed Camm's family, Boney was "on probation from a 20-year prison sentence," Camm says.
Investigators allegedly discounted various evidence pointing to Boney, including his DNA, handprints and clothes, however, because they were "fixated on 36 year-old David Camm, as the prime (and only) suspect in their investigation, despite the complete absence of any evidence linking him with the crime," the 74-page complaint states (parentheses in original).
In addition to Floyd County Attorney Stanley Faith, Camm's complaint takes aim at 18 other prosecutors and investigators, plus Floyd County and Englert Forensic Consultants, as defendants.
"Defendants conspired to ignore the actual evidence linking Boney to the murders, and to target Camm for crimes that he clearly did not commit," the complaint states.
Camm notes that Faith "insisted on using his 'guy,'" Rodney Englert, to process the crime scene back in 2000.
Englert allegedly put his "assistant" Robert Stites on the job, but Stites later "admitted that prior to the Camm scene, he had never before processed a homicide scene," Camm says.
Though "Stites' conclusions were used in the probable cause affidavit that charged David Camm with murder and other crimes," "it was later revealed that every single opinion and/or conclusion of Stites that appeared in the affidavit was incorrect," the complaint states.
Camm says it later became clear that the unqualified Stites "perjured himself" to get Camm convicted.
The first jury to convict Camm of his family's murders did so in 2002, but that verdict was reversed on appeal in 2004 because of the introduction of prejudicial evidence, according to the complaint.
In searching for an explanation as to why Faith refused to follow the evidence to Boney, Camm notes that "Boney later related that Faith was a longtime 'friend of the family.'"
Boney's mother had listed Faith as a job reference, and Faith represented Boney in an unrelated 2004 criminal matter and Boney's 2004 divorce, the complaint states.
Camm's insistence on DNA-testing the sweatshirt left behind at the crime scene finally linked Boney to the case in 2005, according to the complaint.
Days after Boney's March 2005 arrest for the Camm family murders, Faith's successor Keith Henderson filed new charges against Camm, according to the complaint.
Camm says the defendants cooked up evidence he and Boney had murdered Camm's family together, and that Boney went along with the story to avoid the death penalty.
While all this was going on, Henderson was hiring a literary agent for his plans to write about the Camm case, thus giving him a "profit motive" to convict the innocent father, according to the complaint.
It would be another three years after Camm's 2006 conviction by a second jury that Henderson reached a publishing deal, Camm says.
Just weeks after (nonparty) Berkley Penguin Group sent Henderson and his co-author advances in early June 2009, however, the Indiana Supreme Court reversed Camm's second conviction because of "Henderson's misconduct," according to the complaint.
Camm says Henderson emailed his agent this development, inquiring whether, "by cashing the check from the publisher, he would be agreeing to a time frame which would put his future involvement in the prosecution in jeopardy."
"Henderson also wrote to his literary agent, 'this is now a bigger story,'" the complaint states.
When Henderson refiled the murder charges against Camm that November, Camm says he moved to remove Henderson as prosecutor "due to his obvious conflict, i.e., the pecuniary gain from a book about the 'bigger story' of yet another trial."
"Nonetheless, Henderson refused to step down in the face of a clear conflict of interest," the complaint states. "His refusal elongated David Camm's incarceration and criminal prosecution for approximately two more years."
In slapping Henderson for his conflict of interest in November 2011, the Indiana Supreme Court said, as quoted in the complaint: "Henderson has established a personal agenda to both write this book and ensure that Camm is prosecuted. Henderson's own words are evidence of that agenda."
On Oct. 24, 2013, over two months after the third trial began in Boone County, Ind., "David Camm was found not guilty of the three murders and was released from custody," the complaint states.
Camm says it was not mere negligence that caused the "gross miscarriage of justice" against him.
It "was caused by the deliberate, reckless and egregious misconduct of the defendants acting in violation of well-established investigative practices and clearly established laws," the complaint states. "David Camm's two unjust convictions and years of wrongful imprisonment were the direct result of a veritable perfect storm of misconduct by virtually every actor involved in this investigation and prosecution."
Aside from this case, Camm still faces other legal battles with his in-laws over how to distribute money from his family's three estates.
Camm seek punitive damages for violations of his Fourth and 14th Amendment rights. He is represented by Garry Adams of Clay, Daniel, Walton & Adams in Louisville, Ky
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Bill Williams » Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:32 pm

Dateline NBC is re-airing the Jan 30, 2014, case about David Camm. It is tonight (July 11).
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Desert Fox » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:30 am

Bill Williams wrote:Dateline NBC is re-airing the Jan 30, 2014, case about David Camm. It is tonight (July 11).


I think it is available on their website already?
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Bill Williams » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:22 am

Desert Fox wrote:
Bill Williams wrote:Dateline NBC is re-airing the Jan 30, 2014, case about David Camm. It is tonight (July 11).


I think it is available on their website already?

This was a very familiar case, in this sense....

The cops had a crime scene with oddities in it, unknown palm prints, and a rock-solid alibi for Camm with 11 witnesses who all place David Camm somewhere else. The thing which convicted Camm the first time was probably the fact that he's a wife-cheater, and a bad one at that. Yet, what does being a bounder and a cad have to do with a grisly murder, where there is only minimal, actual forensics pointing to him?

Then............... five years later the real perp is caught. This formerly unknown perp has a history of violence as well as peculiarities (a foot fetish) which explain what was formerly regarded as unexplanable at the crime scene. This perp originally says that David Camm had nothing to do with it... yet by the time of Camm's second trial, the perp is singing like a bird about phantom meetings between him ( a released felon) and Camm (a retired cop). Supposedly Camm is trusting a former felon to get him an untraceable gun, and the former felon is trusting that the cop is not part of a sting operation.

Yet there's that pesky problem of the 11 alibi witnesses. Regardless, Camm is convicted again.

It sounds like he's out, though - it went to a third trial after a second successful appeal to the Indiana State Appeal Court. That third trial acquitted him.

This sounded like a case where all the evidence against him was "judicially created", to explain - through assertion not proof - the crime scene which did not fit. And when it was found to fit exactly someone else, they kept their judicial creation anyway.
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Desert Fox » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:32 am

The Norfolk is the same way where they have Omar Ballard's DNA all over the crime scene yet they still pushed forward with the conviction of the four sailors. They cannot even admit their mistake when the lead detective is not sitting in prison himself due to corruption charges. You would think they could just blame it all of him now.
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Bill Williams » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:19 am

The incredible thing is that the cops and prosecution had to contort like a pretzel the 11 alibi witnesses.

It's not as if any of them said David Camm slipped out of the basketball game for 10 minutes. They said he was always there. This is an example of judicially generated evidence because Camm had to have slipped out for the theory to work.

Then the real perp shows up. On his fourth version of the story, the perp describes this involved choreography of a conspiracy between the two, which obviously takes more than ten minutes!

Camm's involvement in the crime simply does not add up. How many judicially generated "facts" does it take to convict someone?
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Desert Fox » Sun Jul 12, 2015 10:51 am

How many lies can Charles Boney utter before his statements simply are considered worthless.
He will say whatever he thinks will get him out of trouble. He is one of those people who needs to stay in prison as a danger to society.
I am pretty liberal where I don't see a point in keeping people imprisoned forever for even murder. He is an exception.
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Bill Williams » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:47 pm

Desert Fox wrote:How many lies can Charles Boney utter before his statements simply are considered worthless.
He will say whatever he thinks will get him out of trouble. He is one of those people who needs to stay in prison as a danger to society.
I am pretty liberal where I don't see a point in keeping people imprisoned forever for even murder. He is an exception.

The Dateline NBC interviewer telegraphed all that in his questioning of Boney. It gets pretty silly when Boney is shown three lies in a roow, three deomonstrable lies, and he's asked, "Why should we believe your fourth statement is not, similarly, a lie." Boney's answer was, "Well because this time I'm telling the truth."

If Boney told the truth his face would fall off. That the prosecution tried to keep Camm in this case after Boney surfaced is perhaps only the greater scandal. On a par with the horrible murders themselves.
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby jane » Sat Aug 15, 2015 11:56 am

Ethics commission recommends disciplinary action for Floyd County Prosecutor over David Camm case
Posted: Mar 19, 2015 5:01 PM EDT
By Travis Kircher

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An ethics commission is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to discipline Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson for his handling of the high-profile David Camm murder case.

In a complaint filed on Thursday, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission accused Henderson of "professional misconduct" for allegedly violating portions of the Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct when he secured a deal to write a true-crime book about the Camm case after Camm's second trial, while the case was still in the appeals process.

Click HERE to view the complaint.

In Nov. 2011, the Indiana Court of Appeals removed Henderson from the case, ruling that the book deal represented a "conflict of interest.

The complaint also alleges that Henderson violated ethics rules when he used Floyd County funds to pay the fees of the attorneys who defended him in connection with the ethics investigation.

The commission asked the Indiana Supreme Court to discipline Henderson, "as warranted for professional misconduct" and to order him to pay court expenses.

WDRB Web Producer Travis Kircher spoke with Henderson by phone Thursday afternoon about the allegations. Henderson said he saw the commission's recommendation as a positive development.
"This matter has been pending for too many years, and I'm pleased that it's going to finally get in front of a hearing officer, and that it is going to be brought to an end," Henderson said. "I'm glad because it's just been sitting there for so long and it's a matter that needs to be resolved."

"What I'm very displeased with is that this matter has been pending for four years plus," he said. "Nothing should take that long."

Henderson attributed the delays to "inefficiencies in the process of the people that are doing the investigation."

"You don't leave matters like this pending," he said. "If I'm an unethical attorney or an unethical prosecutor... if that's the case, then you shouldn't allow that person to practice for four-plus years... which, by the way, I don't believe I am. But on the flip side, if that's not the case, then the matter should be adjudicated and dealt with."

Henderson denied the allegation that his communication and relationship with the publishing company violated ethics rules, as well as the the claim that ethics rules were violated when Floyd County funds were used to pay the fees of his attorneys defending him in the ethics investigation.
"I believed then and I believe now that prosecutors are entitled to a defense, if that's in fact what the county chooses to do," he said. "That's another matter that's important to Indiana prosecutors. So I'm pleased that we're finally going to get to the point of having a hearing and let the matter be aired out and decided."

Richard Kammen, the attorney who defended David Camm in his third trial, was contacted by WDRB, but declined to comment on the commission's request to discipline Henderson.

The allegations against Henderson stem from his handling of the Camm case, which dates back to Sept. 2000, when Camm, a former Indiana State Police trooper, was accused of murdering his wife, Kim, and children, Brad and Jill. Camm was convicted of the murders by a jury in 2002, but that conviction was reversed by the Indiana Court of Appeals. In 2006, Camm and an alleged co-defendant, Charles Boney, were both convicted of the murders in separate trials. The Indiana Court of Appeals again reversed Camm's convictions in 2009, and in 2013, a jury acquitted Camm of all charges.

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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby jane » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:43 pm

Ethics hearing begins for Floyd County Prosecutor who worked on David Camm trial

Posted: Oct 19, 2015 11:00 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 19, 2015 11:07 PM EDT
By Ryan Cummings

FLOYD COUNTY, Ind. (WDRB) -- Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson is accused of “professional misconduct” for allegedly negotiating a book deal, spending taxpayer money on himself, and violating ethics laws.
The accusations sent him to the witness stand Monday as part of an ethics hearing where he, along with other witnesses, testified in a Floyd County courtroom.
The Indiana Supreme Court, which is involved in the hearing, is trying to figure out if Henderson did anything illegal.
"We knew what the testimony was gonna be," Henderson said about witnesses taking the stand Monday.
The accusations stem from the David Camm murder case.
Camm's wife and two children were murdered in the garage of their Georgetown home in September of 2000. Two convictions were overturned on appeal and Camm was acquitted in a third trial.
Charles Boney was eventually convicted of the murders.
Henderson, who prosecuted the second trial, is accused of negotiating a book deal about the case.
"There was nothing outside the boundaries of ethics -- but again as I've said before -- it shouldn't have taken five years to be brought to a hearing either," said Henderson.
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission accused Henderson of violating portions of the Indiana Rules of Profession Conduct.
He admits he was discussing a possible book deal about the case, during Camm's second trial.
WDRB.com web producer Travis Kircher sat in on Monday's testimony.
"Henderson does admit that there was a manuscript that a writer produced,“ said Henderson. “It was called "Sacred Trust, Deadly Betrayal" and Henderson says that manuscript was never actually completed. He said he never actually read it but he did get a $1,700 advance on that book, on that manuscript, but he says he returned it once the alleged allegations surfaced."
Henderson is also accused of violating ethics rules by using $27,500 in taxpayer money for his personal attorney to fight claims about the book deal.
"That shows that all of the money was requested by him and paid to his private ethics attorney,” said Floyd County resident Joseph Moore.
By doing so, Moore believes Henderson broke the law. He says Republican commissioners refused to take action after they were given evidence so he took the complaint to the Indiana Supreme Court.
"If these county and state authorities charged with these types of investigations refused to do their job, I gave it to somebody who did,” said Moore.
Henderson says Camm's people filed the disciplinary complaint while his murder conviction was still up for appeal.
"I felt then -- I felt now -- it's a trial tactic to get me off. Kudos to them they were successful, but it was certainly related to the appeal that was pending at the court of appeals. But with that I don't want to say anymore until after I testify."
Testimony continues Tuesday in Indianapolis and is expected to last until Wednesday.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/30301468/ethi ... camm-trial
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby geebee2 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:58 am

A 5 page report on the hearing : http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/hend ... 6da81.html

David Pippen, the hearing officer in the disciplinary commission allegations, expects to have the hearings transcribed within 30 days. After that, Lundberg and Hughes will have another 30 days to prepare findings. Pippen will then send a report with his decision to the Indiana Supreme Court. The Supreme Court will hand down the final decision.
“If you start putting all those time frames together, we’re easily in the six-month range before we would hear anything,” Lundberg said. “And that’s probably a conservative [estimate].”
If the disciplinary commission's allegations are upheld, Henderson could be sanctioned to private or public reprimand; suspension from practice for a set period of time; suspension from practice with reinstatement only after proving fitness; or permanent disbarment.
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby jane » Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:37 pm

http://www.theindianalawyer.com/former- ... icle/41199

A former Indiana State Police trooper convicted twice but later acquitted in the slayings of his wife and two children will receive a $450,000 settlement from a southern Indiana county that helped prosecute him.

The Floyd County commissioners approved the settlement with David Camm on Tuesday night, the News and Tribune reported. The agreement covering the county and investigators who worked for its prosecutor's office was reached Friday.

Camm was acquitted in 2013 in his third murder trial in the 2000 shooting deaths of his 35-year-old wife, Kim Camm, and their children, 7-year-old Brad and 5-year-old Jill, at the family home in Georgetown, about 15 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky. The slayings occurred shortly after Camm had left the state police.

Two earlier convictions were overturned on appeal. Camm spent 13 years in prison while maintaining his innocence. He has said he was playing basketball at a church at the time of the slayings.

He initially sought more than $5 million from the county, and Floyd County attorney Rick Fox said four of the county's insurance carriers recommended the county approve the $450,000 settlement. Fox said the agreement settles all litigation against the county and its employees.

"We are very happy this was resolved," Fox said Wednesday after details of the settlement were released.

An attorney for Camm, Garry Adams, said his client still is seeking $30 million from the state, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, special prosecutor Stan Faith and expert witnesses who testified for the state. The prosecutors are considered employees of the state.

"The primary bad actors are still involved in the lawsuit," Adams said.

Another man, Charles Boney, is serving a 225-year prison sentence after he was convicted of the Camm family murders in 2005. Boney, whom DNA at the scene later tied to the crimes, had testified for prosecutors that Camm committed the slayings.

Read more about the Camm case in the Aug. 24 issue of Indiana Lawyer.
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby jane » Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:26 pm

Disciplinary commission says Floyd County prosecutor Keith Henderson should be suspended
Attorneys respond in ongoing ethics case
BY ELIZABETH DEPOMPEI | News and Tribune Oct 6, 2016

http://www.newsandtribune.com/news/disc ... 52020.html
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Re: David Camm

Postby Zrausch » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:19 am

BeeBee wrote: Camm had told Kim earlier in the day to meet him at 7:30. (this is what some woman from swim class said Kim told her)


I realize this case is over, but does anyone have any idea where this came from? Seems like it would be a relevant piece of circumstantial evidence for the prosecution that I have never seen mentioned once outside of this forum post.

Edit: after some searching I found the answer: http://www.sleuthingforjustice.com/phpB ... 377#p43377 Manipulation and word twisting by the prosecution (surprise).

The poster I quoted above would have been aware of this post, since they posted directly after it, but I guess chose to ignore it when making the above post.

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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Zrausch » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:02 pm

Anyway fascinating case that almost perfectly mirrors the Knox saga. I was reading the Supreme Court ruling on his 2nd conviction reversal and Camm very nearly got Chieffi'd - the dissenting judge who didn't want to reverse the conviction didn't mince words, "I would affirm the jury’s verdict." He cited Camm's behavior after the murder including the nature of the call to authorities (sound familiar?), that 24 jurors found Camm guilty (how many Italian judges did the PGP quote against Knox again?) and that evidence the daughter was sexually assaulted not long before death was unfairly excluded (surprise - subsequent DNA testing showed Boney was in physical contact with the daughter and it was obvious her injuries couldn't have happened before her class without being noticed, ergo they happened during the crime when Boney, a sex predator, was in physical contact with her).

He also puts a substantial amount of weight on the jailhouse informant Camm allegedly confessed to. This testimony was given by the informant before Charles Boney was discovered, and (surprise) in this extremely detailed and candid confession Camm supposedly makes about the entire crime, plan, and method of carrying it out, Camm fails to mention his direct accomplice who was so heavily involved in the scene his DNA was under the wife's fingernails, in her underwear, and on the children. What an astonishing coincidence that the jailhouse snitch's information only matches what was publicy known at the time.

Camm is extremely lucky this judge was left to pound sand as a lone dissenter among more rational voices.

The entire court report is here: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/06260901bd.pdf

Although I realize I am a late comer to this over and done with case, I was really fascinated by the exact parallels with the Knox case and the identical psychology of the pro guilt followers.
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby jane » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:17 pm

Zrausch wrote:Anyway fascinating case that almost perfectly mirrors the Knox saga. I was reading the Supreme Court ruling on his 2nd conviction reversal and Camm very nearly got Chieffi'd - the dissenting judge who didn't want to reverse the conviction didn't mince words, "I would affirm the jury’s verdict." He cited Camm's behavior after the murder including the nature of the call to authorities (sound familiar?), that 24 jurors found Camm guilty (how many Italian judges did the PGP quote against Knox again?) and that evidence the daughter was sexually assaulted not long before death was unfairly excluded (surprise - subsequent DNA testing showed Boney was in physical contact with the daughter and it was obvious her injuries couldn't have happened before her class without being noticed, ergo they happened during the crime when Boney, a sex predator, was in physical contact with her).

He also puts a substantial amount of weight on the jailhouse informant Camm allegedly confessed to. This testimony was given by the informant before Charles Boney was discovered, and (surprise) in this extremely detailed and candid confession Camm supposedly makes about the entire crime, plan, and method of carrying it out, Camm fails to mention his direct accomplice who was so heavily involved in the scene his DNA was under the wife's fingernails, in her underwear, and on the children. What an astonishing coincidence that the jailhouse snitch's information only matches what was publicy known at the time.

Camm is extremely lucky this judge was left to pound sand as a lone dissenter among more rational voices.

The entire court report is here: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/06260901bd.pdf

Although I realize I am a late comer to this over and done with case, I was really fascinated by the exact parallels with the Knox case and the identical psychology of the pro guilt followers.


This is what state and local authorities who participate in wrongful convictions have to look forward to:

A former Indiana State Police trooper convicted twice but later acquitted in the slayings of his wife and two children will receive a $450,000 settlement from a southern Indiana county that helped prosecute him.

The Floyd County commissioners approved the settlement with David Camm on Tuesday night, the News and Tribune reported. The agreement covering the county and investigators who worked for its prosecutor's office was reached Friday.

Camm was acquitted in 2013 in his third murder trial in the 2000 shooting deaths of his 35-year-old wife, Kim Camm, and their children, 7-year-old Brad and 5-year-old Jill, at the family home in Georgetown, about 15 miles west of Louisville, Kentucky. The slayings occurred shortly after Camm had left the state police.

Two earlier convictions were overturned on appeal. Camm spent 13 years in prison while maintaining his innocence. He has said he was playing basketball at a church at the time of the slayings.

He initially sought more than $5 million from the county, and Floyd County attorney Rick Fox said four of the county's insurance carriers recommended the county approve the $450,000 settlement. Fox said the agreement settles all litigation against the county and its employees.

"We are very happy this was resolved," Fox said Wednesday after details of the settlement were released.

An attorney for Camm, Garry Adams, said his client still is seeking $30 million from the state, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, special prosecutor Stan Faith and expert witnesses who testified for the state. The prosecutors are considered employees of the state.

"The primary bad actors are still involved in the lawsuit," Adams said.

Another man, Charles Boney, is serving a 225-year prison sentence after he was convicted of the Camm family murders in 2005. Boney, whom DNA at the scene later tied to the crimes, had testified for prosecutors that Camm committed the slayings.

http://www.theindianalawyer.com/former- ... icle/41199
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby jane » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:49 pm

jane wrote:
Zrausch wrote:Anyway fascinating case that almost perfectly mirrors the Knox saga. I was reading the Supreme Court ruling on his 2nd conviction reversal and Camm very nearly got Chieffi'd - the dissenting judge who didn't want to reverse the conviction didn't mince words, "I would affirm the jury’s verdict." He cited Camm's behavior after the murder including the nature of the call to authorities (sound familiar?), that 24 jurors found Camm guilty (how many Italian judges did the PGP quote against Knox again?) and that evidence the daughter was sexually assaulted not long before death was unfairly excluded (surprise - subsequent DNA testing showed Boney was in physical contact with the daughter and it was obvious her injuries couldn't have happened before her class without being noticed, ergo they happened during the crime when Boney, a sex predator, was in physical contact with her).

He also puts a substantial amount of weight on the jailhouse informant Camm allegedly confessed to. This testimony was given by the informant before Charles Boney was discovered, and (surprise) in this extremely detailed and candid confession Camm supposedly makes about the entire crime, plan, and method of carrying it out, Camm fails to mention his direct accomplice who was so heavily involved in the scene his DNA was under the wife's fingernails, in her underwear, and on the children. What an astonishing coincidence that the jailhouse snitch's information only matches what was publicy known at the time.

Camm is extremely lucky this judge was left to pound sand as a lone dissenter among more rational voices.

The entire court report is here: http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/pdf/06260901bd.pdf

Although I realize I am a late comer to this over and done with case, I was really fascinated by the exact parallels with the Knox case and the identical psychology of the pro guilt followers.


This is what state and local authorities who participate in wrongful convictions have to look forward to:

.......The Floyd County commissioners approved the settlement with David Camm on Tuesday night, the News and Tribune reported. The agreement covering the county and investigators who worked for its prosecutor's office was reached Friday....

He initially sought more than $5 million from the county, and Floyd County attorney Rick Fox said four of the county's insurance carriers recommended the county approve the $450,000 settlement. Fox said the agreement settles all litigation against the county and its employees........

An attorney for Camm, Garry Adams, said his client still is seeking $30 million from the state, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, special prosecutor Stan Faith and expert witnesses who testified for the state. The prosecutors are considered employees of the state.

"The primary bad actors are still involved in the lawsuit," Adams said.

Another man, Charles Boney, is serving a 225-year prison sentence after he was convicted of the Camm family murders in 2005. Boney, whom DNA at the scene later tied to the crimes, had testified for prosecutors that Camm committed the slayings.

http://www.theindianalawyer.com/former- ... icle/41199
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby Sinsaint » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:06 pm

attorney for Camm, Garry Adams, said his client still is seeking $30 million from the state, Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson, special prosecutor Stan Faith and expert witnesses who testified for the state. The prosecutors are considered employees of the state.


I'd absolutely love to see what comes of going after Bevel and Englert.
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Re: David Camm *Endorsed - over

Postby jane » Wed May 03, 2017 4:29 pm

Published on Jun 9, 2014
The Illinois Innocence Project hosts David Camm, a former Indiana State Trooper who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and children. We hear from Mr. Camm, as well as Gary Dunn, a former FBI agent turned private investigator hired by Camm's legal team. Mr. Dunn recounts the negligence and overzealousness of the authorities involved in prosecuting Mr. Camm.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjmcnB8JE5c
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