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Testimony on phone call, insurance change in Camm trial

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LEBANON, Ind. (WDRB) -- A strange phone call Kim Camm made to her best friend shortly before she died, and a change in the family insurance policy before the murders -- those were the issues in the David Camm trial on Thursday. 

Florida insurance agent Robert Barber testified that he wrote a new life insurance policy for Kim Camm for $150,000 and for Brad and Jill for $5,000 apiece in the summer before the murders.  The policy was written using the Florida address of David Camm's brother Dan, who worked for the agency.  But Barber said that was not an unusual practice back in 2000.

Barber also testified that it was Kim herself who insisted on the new policy.  He said he never spoke to David Camm.  The defense says there's nothing sinister here.  "The Camms were in the process of making some changes, and the state is trying to make the case, apparently, of something sinister into something that's really not sinister," said defense attorney Richard Kammen.

Also on the stand, Marci McCloud, Kim's best friend.  She testified to a phone call she received from Kim three weeks before she died.  She said Kim sounded distraught and preoccupied, but under cross-examination she admitted Kim had a full plate as a busy mom with a full-time job. 

A former DNA analyst, Lynn Scamahorn, also testified Thursday.  She said she tested several items from the crime scene, including clothing.  According to testimony, DNA and blood from Kim and Brad Camm were found on a sweatshirt worn by Charles Boney, who has already been convicted in this case. 

There were also DNA and blood from Jill and Brad on a t-shirt worn by David Camm and from Kim on a shoe and sock worn by David Camm on that night.

The prosecution will continue its case next week, and that may include an appearance by Charles Boney. 


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