SPENCER COUNTY, IN (WAVE) – A judge made no decision on Monday about whether to release the former Indiana State Police trooper accused of murdering his wife and two young children while he awaits his third trial.
David Camm's attorney, Stacy Uliana, argued before the judge in Spencer County, IN that Camm's current incarceration violates his 6th amendment right to a speedy trial.
Uliana told the judge her client has waited too long for his third. First she said he had to wait while the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson had a conflict of interest when he agreed to a book deal after Camm's second trial. Once he was removed from the case, a special prosecutor had to be named. She said the entire process took more than two years.
It is likely that third trial will take place in August 2013, which special prosecutor Stan Levco said is a reasonable time to wait for trial. He said there is no violation of Camm's rights and that someone accused of murdering three people should be kept behind bars during that time.
Both the prosecution and defense said they want Camm's third trial held in a county north of Indianapolis. The judge agreed to try to accommodate that request.
Camm's wife, Kim Camm, 36, their son Brad, 7, and daughter Jill, 5, were shot to death in the family's Georgetown, IN home in September 2000.
David Camm was arrested in October 2000.
He was convicted of the murders in March 2002, but the verdicts were overturned in August 2004.
Camm was retried and convicted in Warrick County, IN in March 2006, but in June 2009, that conviction also was overturned.
The judge has 30 days to make a decision about Camm's bond.
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