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Both sides of trial expecting positive verdict, Camm’s uncle concerned with jury instruction

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By Rod Rose

LEBANON, IN (News and Tribune) — Lawyers and relatives on either side of David Camm's trial for killing his wife and two children in September 2000 believe justice will prevail for their side.

Stacy Uliana, who has been on Camm's defense team for 11 years, was confident there would be a quick acquittal in his third trial.

"I feel like we have the truth on our side, and I hope that it came through," Uliana said Tuesday afternoon as she stood outside the south doors of the Boone County Courthouse. "I feel good, knowing that all the evidence is on our side."

"Common sense is on our side," she added.

Uliana thought the jury could return with a verdict today.

"I would like to point out that the weakness of the state's case was really brought out today," she said.

Although the defense had been perturbed when the state successfully had Special Judge Jonathan Dartt include an "aiding and abetting" clause in the jury's final instructions, Uliana said, "all the state's trying to do is lessen the burden" of proof on the jury.

It was as though the state was telling the jury, "if you think Dave probably did it, that's OK, that's fine," she said.

"I hope it doesn't weigh on [the jury]," she said. "I hope they're smarter than that."

Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer assisted special prosecutor Stan Levco, and gave the initial closing argument.

He felt his closing argument "was well-received."

"I made the points I wanted to make," Meyer said. "The idea was for me to try to lay out the facts, and then Mr. Levco was going to follow up and rebut anything the defense had to say."

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