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Appeals court sets arguments in Camm case

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The Indiana Court of Appeals has schedule oral arguments in the case of the former Indiana State Police trooper accused of killing his wife and children in 2000.

Arguments in David Camm v. State of Indiana, No. 87A01-1102-CR-25, will be held at 11 a.m. EDT Oct. 4 at the Shircliff Theatre at Vincennes University. The judges accepted the interlocutory appeal in March on whether Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson should be able to continue prosecuting the case. Henderson had signed a book deal regarding the case, but cancelled it after the Indiana Supreme Court ordered a new trial in June 2009.

This will be the third trial for David Camm on charges that he killed his wife and children, ages 5 and 7. He was convicted in Floyd Circuit Court in 2002, but the COA overturned it in 2004. On retrial in Warrick County, he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole, which the high court overturned two years ago. The third trial will also be held in Warrick County with Spencer Circuit Judge Jon Dartt presiding as special judge.

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  1. What is this, the Ind Supreme Court thinking that there is a separation of powers and limited enumerated powers as delegated by a dusty old document? Such eighteen century thinking, so rare and unwanted by the elites in this modern age. Dictate to us, dictate over us, the massess are chanting! George Soros agrees. Time to change with times Ind Supreme Court, says all President Snows. Rule by executive decree is the new black.

  2. I made the same argument before a commission of the Indiana Supreme Court and then to the fedeal district and federal appellate courts. Fell flat. So very glad to read that some judges still beleive that evidentiary foundations matter.

  3. KUDOS to the Indiana Supreme Court for realizing that some bureacracies need to go to the stake. Recall what RWR said: "No government ever voluntarily reduces itself in size. Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth!" NOW ... what next to this rare and inspiring chopping block? Well, the Commission on Gender and Race (but not religion!?!) is way overdue. And some other Board's could be cut with a positive for State and the reputation of the Indiana judiciary.

  4. During a visit where an informant with police wears audio and video, does the video necessary have to show hand to hand transaction of money and narcotics?

  5. I will agree with that as soon as law schools stop lying to prospective students about salaries and employment opportunities in the legal profession. There is no defense to the fraudulent numbers first year salaries they post to mislead people into going to law school.

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