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Aug. 26, 2013
It was testimony that David Camm had heard before. They were photographs he had seen before. But one had to wonder what was going through David Camm's mind as the medical examiners who did the autopsies on his wife and children testified in detail as to how they died on Sept. 28, 2000.
Kim Camm had been shot in the head. Kentucky Medical Examiner Dr. Donna Stewart told the jury that she could not determine at how close a range Camm's 36-year-old wife had been shot.
But the autopsy did reveal injuries consistent with a struggle. Perhaps a violent struggle. And, strangely, Kim was not wearing pants when her body was found on the garage floor of the couple's Georgetown, IN home. But Stewart testified there was no evidence of sexual assault.
Brad Camm, who was 7-years-old, had been shot in left shoulder, Dr. Stewart told the jury. The bullet exited through his back on the right side. He had been shot from a greater distance away than his little sister, Jill.
According to Kentucky Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. Tracey Corey, the killer shot 5-year-old Jill Camm at close to intermediate range.
But what the jury did not hear is any evidence of a sexual assault against Jill. Special Judge Jon Dartt ruled that Dr. Corey could testify about wounds that seemed to indicate that Jill had been recently restrained. But he would not allow any speculation about possible molestation.
The guilty verdict in Camm's second trial was overturned in part because then-prosecutor Keith Henderson had mentioned during closing arguments that David Camm had sexually molested his daughter. Judge Dartt was not going to let that happen again.
Camm's face was partially obscured during the graphic testimony regarding the death of his family. He showed no obvious emotion. Neither did Jill Camm's father, Frank Renn. They both did appear to occasionally bow their heads and close their eyes.
Also on the stand today, two Indiana State Police investigators, Ed Wessell, an expert on ballistics and firearms, and John Singleton, an expert on fingerprints.
Singleton is the one who originally identified the palm print of Charles Boney on the passenger side door of the Camm's Ford Bronco. Boney is serving 225 years for murder and conspiracy in the Camm case.
On Tuesday, Special Prosecutor Stan Levco plans to call a crime scene technician and several of Kim Camm's former co-workers.