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David Camm spends free time with parents

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NEW ALBANY, Ind.  (WDRB) -- Nearly a month ago, David Camm walked out of a Boone County Courthouse and into obscurity.

So what has he been doing since being acquitted of killing his family?  We found out from one of the people who knows him best.  David Camm spent 13 years behind bars, and is still trying to adjust to his freedom. 

WDRB's Stephan Johnson spoke to his father on Friday.  He reveals how the family is trying to make up for lost time.

"Two people were talking, I found out later that one said to the other...said that, the old man looked like he had lit up like a light bulb," said Donald Camm, David Camm's father.  Donald Camm may be elderly and in poor health.  But these days, he has a smile on his face and a little pep in his step.  "And they was talking about me.  And that's the way I feel, makes me just light up inside.  There are times when I kind of have to pinch myself."

Camm still finds it hard to believe the 13-year journey to clear his son's name ended last month.  "And I just sat there with my head down until after the verdict was read," Camm explains.

Last month, David Camm was found not guilty in the murders of his wife and two children.  Donald Camm says, "I felt like just jumping up and hollering real loud."

Camm's family was killed in the garage of their Georgetown home in September of 2000, his two convictions were both overturned on appeal, and in his third trial he was acquitted.

"It's hard for me, even now, to sat here and think about well Dave is out, I can call Dave on the telephone or if he comes by I can give him a big hug," said Camm.

Since walking out of the Boone County Courthouse, Camm has spent time with his father and elderly mother, who is also in poor health and in a nursing home.

Camm says, "When Dave walks in now and it's just like -- she lights up -- and just a brightness comes on her face, you can't explain it, you have to see it."

But the elder Camm says there are still dark times.  "That will never go away."

Even though the third jury's verdict is a victory for the Camm family, they suffered a loss they will never overcome. A reminder of that remains in Donald Camm's home to this day.

Camm explains, "When I get to the graveyard, I hurt today just as much as I did the day that it all happened."

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