David Camm's cousin gives emotional testimony - WDRB 41 Louisville News

David Camm's cousin gives emotional testimony

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The cousin of David Camm took the stand today to recall the day Camm's family was killed. 

Phillip Lockhart said he was playing basketball with Camm on the night of the murders and when questioned about going to the scene, he broke down on the stand.

On the final day of testimony for the week, Lockhart said on the night Kim, Jill, and Brad Camm were killed, he was playing basketball with Camm and others, and that Camm sat out from a game.

The prosecution claims Camm quickly went home and killed his family, then returned to the gym.  Lockhart says he didn't watch Camm the entire time that night, but he did notice him next to another man on the sidelines and later walking around.

He says he recalled that because he made a joke to Camm about "not getting his heart rate up by walking."  Phillip Lockhart then recalled leaving the gym at the same time as David Camm. He says Camm lived about 2 1/2 miles away, with some sharp turns, which would have been about five minutes.

Lockhart then broke down on the stand as he described walking into his parents' house and his father getting the phone call that something had happened.  He recalled arriving on the scene and seeing Kim, Brad, and Jill Camm and David Camm standing by his truck with his head down. During this testimony, Lockhart's father, Sam Lockhart, was also crying.

Lockhart says David Camm went through several emotional stages that evening at the scene.  He was sometimes crying, sometimes in police mode, and sometimes not crying.  But Lockhart remembers him being in the fetal position on the ground at one point as he was visibly upset.

The defense had hoped to call Camm's attorney from his first trial to the stand to testify before the jury, but the judge only allowed him to do so out of the jury's presence.

Michael McDaniel says early on after the murders, the prosecution lied about the results of DNA found on a grey sweatshirt at the crime scene. It was later determined after the first trial the sweatshirt belonged to Charles Boney. The prosecution claims, however, that it was David Camm who killed his family.

Both sides say testimony will soon wrap up.

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