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Justices decline Camm prosecutor case

February 16, 2012

The Indiana Supreme Court decided Tuesday it will not disturb the ruling by the Indiana Court of Appeals that Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson can’t be involved in the retrial of David Camm. Camm is set to be tried for a third time for the murders of his wife and two children.

The justices voted 4-1 not to take the appeal by the Office of the Indiana Attorney General. The COA ruled that Henderson was disqualified from trying Camm because of Henderson’s previous book deal to write about Camm’s second trial. Once Camm’s convictions were overturned, Henderson ended the deal, but the appellate court believed that the contract created a conflict of interest.

The COA ordered a special prosecutor for the third trial.

Justice Brent Dickson voted in favor of granting transfer to David R. Camm v. State of Indiana, No. 87A01-1102-CR-00025.

 

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