A mugshot of David Camm from February 2012. (Source: Vanderburgh County Jail)
The Camm residents in Georgetown, IN shortly after the murders in September 2000.
SPENCER COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - The former Indiana State Trooper about to go to trial for the third time in the murders of his wife and two young children will remain behind bars. The Spencer County Circuit Court confirms that Judge Jon Dartt denied David Camm's request for bond.
Last month, Camm's attorney, Stacy Uliana, argued before Judge Dartt that Camm's current incarceration violates his 6th amendment right to a speedy trial.
Uliana told the judge her client has waited too long for his third trial. First she said Camm had to wait while the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled that Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson had a conflict of interest when he agreed to a book deal after Camm's second trial. Once Henderson was removed from the case, a special prosecutor had to be named. Uliana said the entire process took more than two years.
Wednesday Uliana said she had not yet seen the judge's order but that they may appeal.
The special prosecutor on the case, Stan Levco, said he was happy to hear the news and thinks the judge's decision was appropriate. At last month's hearing, Levco argued that Camm's third trial will likely take place in August 2013, which he said was a reasonable time to wait for trial. Levco said there is no violation of Camm's rights and that someone accused of murdering three people should be kept behind bars.
Both the prosecution and defense said they want Camm's third trial held in a county north of Indianapolis. The judge agreed to try to accommodate that request.
Camm's wife, Kim Camm, 36, their son Brad, 7, and daughter Jill, 5, were shot to death in the family's Georgetown, IN home in September 2000.
David Camm was arrested in October 2000. He was convicted of the murders in March 2002, but the verdicts were overturned in August 2004.
Camm was retried and convicted in Warrick County, IN in March 2006, but that conviction was overturned in June 2009.
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