Camm family murders: A timeline of the case

David Camm
David Camm

GEORGETOWN, IN (WAVE) - Former Indiana State Trooper David Camm will soon face a jury for the third time on murder charges.  The bodies of his wife and their two young children were found in their Georgetown, Indiana home on September 28, 2000.

Camm has been convicted of the murders twice; both convictions were overturned because of testimony and arguments at his two trials.

Below is a timeline highlighting key events in Camm's case from the time of the murders leading up the scheduled opening arguments in his third trial on August 22, 2013.


Sept. 28, 2000 – Family found in the garage of their Georgetown home on Lockhart Road. Jill and Brad were still in the SUV - Jill still strapped in, Brad toward the back cargo area. Kim was near it.  David Camm says he found his family when he came back from playing basketball with family and friends at Georgetown Community Church

Oct. 1, 2000 – Husband and father David Camm (former IN State Trooper) was arrested.

Jan. 14, 2002 – Opening arguments in first murder trial

March 17, 2002 – Camm found guilty and a month later sentenced to 195 years

August 2004 – Court of Appeals throws out first conviction, based on testimony about Camm's many affairs that judges say were not allowed

Nov. 2004 – Indiana Supreme Court refuses to reinstate charges

Nov. 2004 – Newly elected prosecutor Keith Henderson announces he'll refile murder charges after a review with "a fresh set of eyes."

Jan. 26, 2005 – Camm granted $20,000 bond

Feb 2005 – After DNA links him to the "Backbone" sweatshirt found at the scene, Charles Boney is interviewed several times by police and arrested in early March

March 2005 – Camm charges dropped and re-filed, with Boney named a co-conspirator

January 2006 – Camm and Boney are tried simultaneously, Camm in Warrick Co/Boney in Floyd

January 26, 2006 – Boney found guilty of three counts of murder and one count of conspiracy – Sentenced to 225 years

March 3, 2006 – Camm found guilty of killing his family after the jury deliberated 4 days.  The judge dropped the conspiracy charge against him earlier in the trial on a directed verdict.

March 10 2006 – Camm's lawyers say a week after the verdict, Henderson agrees to write a book about the case, "Sacred Trust,Deadly Betrayal" but Henderson says he didn't actually sign a deal until 2009 when the IN Attorney General's office and Supreme Court had the case

March 28, 2006 – Judge sentences Camm to life without parole

June 2009 – Indiana Supreme Court overturns Camm's 2nd conviction – this time because of closing arguments where Henderson accused Camm of molesting Jill and hearsay offered by Kim Camm's friend

November 30, 2009 – IN Supreme Court refuses to reconsider

December 2, 2009 – Henderson says in statement he terminated the book deal after the June decision to overturn Camm's 2nd conviction

December 3, 2009 – Henderson announces he will take the Camm case to a 3rd trial

July 12, 2010 – Warrick Judge Aylsworth removed at request of Camm defense and Special Judge Jon Dartt appointed from Spencer Co.

November 2010 – Hearing to remove Henderson in front of new judge

January 2011 – Dartt says Henderson can stay on case

April 2011 – IN Court of Appeals halts Camm case while defense appeals decision to allow Henderson to remain

November 2011 – Court of Appeals removes Henderson. IN Supreme Court declines to hear arguments about that in February

February 23, 2011 – Stan Levco appointed special prosecutor and says it's "virtually inconceivable" that he won't bring it to trial

August 12, 2013 – Jury selection starts in Camm's 3rd trial

August 22, 2013 – Opening statements scheduled

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