Camm's in-laws ask judge to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Camm's in-laws ask judge to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit

Posted: Updated:
Amy Wheatley, attorney for the Renn family, says the motion to dismiss the case was a strategic move. Amy Wheatley, attorney for the Renn family, says the motion to dismiss the case was a strategic move.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- David Camm may no longer be facing a wrongful death lawsuit in connection with the murders of his wife and children. That's because the civil suit brought against the former Indiana State Police trooper may soon be dismissed.

David Camm's former in-laws initiated the lawsuit, but have recently filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the case with prejudice. That means it can not be brought before the court again.

Last week David Camm and his former father in-law, Frank Renn, were face-to-face in a Floyd County Courtroom.

"Frank and Janice just can't...don't get it, and unfortunately now it has come down to an issue concerning money," Camm said. 

The two sides were posturing for position in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Frank Renn and his wife. 

"For whatever reason they just can't allow themselves to get to the point where they recognize the truth," Camm added. "It's just not beneficial to them, I guess."

Now, after years of fighting to get the wrongful death case in front of a judge, attorneys for the Renn family have filed a motion in Floyd County Circuit Court asking for the case to be dismissed.

New Albany Attorney Amy Wheatley represents the Renns. She says, despite the fact that Camm was acquitted by a jury, they still believe he committed the crimes.

"Absolutely not," Wheatley responded when asked if they had a change of heart. "We're not giving up. If anything...we want to fight harder, and that's why we did this."

"We believe today, as we did almost 14 years ago, that David Camm was responsible for the deaths of his wife and his two children," Wheatley said. 

In October of last year, a Boone County jury cleared Camm in the Sept. 2000 murders of his wife and two children, believing Charles Boney, who is serving a life sentence for the crimes, acted alone.

"Frank has always said -- and we believe this -- that he is responsible for the deaths of Kim and Brad and Jill," Wheatley explained.

Wheatley says dismissing the wrongful death lawsuit is a strategic move to keep Camm from getting more than $600,000 in estate money.

"What we are arguing is that because David Camm is responsible for the deaths of his wife and his two children, that he is not able to inherit under Indiana law."

Last week, Nick Stein, an attorney for the Renns, said he felt the facts indicated that Camm was responsible for his family's death. 

This week, however, the Renns filed a motion asking the court to dismiss the wrongful death lawsuit. 

Last year, Camm was acquitted by a jury in his third murder trial, while Charles Boney remains in prison for the September 2000 murders, a crime that Camm says took his family and freedom.

"I mean if you want to talk about unfairness ... go back to Oct. 1 of 2000," Camm said. "Nothing has been fair for the last 14 years."

Camm's attorneys won't allow him to talk on camera about the motion, but last week he told us that he has received a lot of support in the community.

"That's normally what I get from most people that I run into," Camm said. "But you have this small group of individuals who bought into this belief early on that I had something to do with Kim, Brad and Jill's death, and they just won't let it go."

The attorney for the Renn family tells us the motion to dismiss the case was a strategic move.

Copyright 2014 WDRB News. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 WDRB. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.