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Uncertain Justice

(3/7/06)

So David Camm was found guilty of murdering his family beyond any reasonable doubt.

For a second time.

By a jury in a second county.

Which was shielded from evidence that was supposedly presented unfairly in his first trial.

So that should settle things once and for all - right?

Well, maybe not. Because - to no one's surprise - Camm's defense attorneys are already talking about yet another appeal.

Now, I'm all for protecting the rights of the accused. But when does this treadmill ever end? When do the survivors finally get to close the book on this tragic affair and move on?

And when do Indiana taxpayers get to stop paying fortunes in trial expenses every time the defense wants another "do-over?"

I don't have the answers to these questions. But I do know that American justice is based upon the conviction that our system works. That juries take their jobs seriously. And that, in the end, one side is right and one is wrong.

I'm not denying Camm's right to appeal. But right now, he's 0 for 2. And I can only hope any appeals court will keep that consistent losing record in mind before deciding the people's will should be ignored yet again.

I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my Point of View.

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