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David Camm defense presents new evidence

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LEBANON, Ind. (WDRB) -- David Camm's defense on Tuesday presented the new evidence it hopes will clear the southern Indiana man of killing his wife and two children.

David Camm walked into the Boone County Courthouse Tuesday morning offering a subtle look at the media, perhaps knowing what was to come in testimony.  Touch DNA expert Richard Eikelenboom of Independent Forensic Services told the jury he found DNA profiles consistent with Charles Boney on the clothing worn by Kim and Jill Camm on the day of the murder in September 2000.

Eikelenboom says touch DNA comes from skin cells, most often from the hand following a forceful or rough contact. He says he performed 355 tests and Boney's touch DNA profile was found on the lining of Kim Camm's underwear and the left sleeve of her shirt as well as on the shirt in the stomach area of Jill Camm.

That testimony is very important to David Camm's defense -- as you may recall, Charles Boney testified just a few weeks ago that he did not touch Kim Camm at all.

Nick stein, Kim Camm's parents' attorney, said Tuesday, "New evidence after 13 years.  Hard to believe they could dig up something nobody has seen for 13 years. Whether it changes something I don't know, the guy hasn't finished testifying yet."

Boney has already been convicted in the death of Kim, Jill, and Brad Camm, but prosecutors are using his testimony to tell the story of how he worked with David Camm to kill his family at their Georgetown home. Camm has been convicted twice before, but both convictions were overturned. The defense is hoping this new evidence, which conflicts with what Boney said on the witness stand, will discredit his testimony and ultimately free Camm.

Previous stories:
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Witnesses say David Camm was playing basketball the night his family was murdered
EXPERT: Camm family shot one to one-and-a-half hours before police arrived
Defense expert in Camm case shows re-enactment video to jury
Basketball, blood spatter, womanizing among topics at Camm trial
Inmate claims fellow inmate "made things up" in previous Camm trial

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