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Indiana Supreme Court to rule on ethics violations against Keith Henderson

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson's future will soon be in the hands of the Indiana Supreme Court.

Keith Henderson walked out of a courtroom at the statehouse in Indianapolis Wednesday, still the Floyd County Prosecutor and confident that won't change as a result of an ethics complaint.

"You know, I'm not worried," Henderson said. "When you do the right thing, I am not concerned."

At the time, Henderson went through a three-day ethics hearing after being accused of "professional misconduct" leading up to David Camm's third murder trial. 

Camm was twice convicted of killing his wife and two children in the garage of their Georgetown home in Sept. 2000, but both convictions were overturned by higher courts and a third jury acquitted Camm.

Charles Boney was eventually convicted of the crime.

"I've been excited about this, you can ask Don," Henderson said. "I've been excited to have this process. I have wanted to have this hearing for several years and been looking forward to coming to this point."

Henderson got to this point for negotiating a book dealing after the second trial, signing an agreement and then using Floyd County funds to pay his legal fees once the complaint was filed.

"I signed a literary agreement, I signed a contract to write a book...after the case was concluded," Henderson said.

After hours of testimony, the next move comes from attorneys on both sides.

Seth Pruden is an attorney with the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission and explains what could happen from here.

"Both sides of the case will submit proposals to the hearing officer, the hearing officers will write a report and it will go to the Indiana Supreme Court," said Pruden. "Possibilities in this case are that Mr. Henderson could be found to have not to have violated any rules, or if he has violated rules...he could be reprimanded or he could be suspended, he could be disbarred."

The Indiana Supreme Court could take several weeks to make a decision.

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