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Rehearing denied in Camm case

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A split Indiana Supreme Court has decided not to reconsider its decision to order a third trial for a former state trooper accused of killing his wife and two children nearly 10 years ago.

In an order released today, Justices Brent Dickson, Frank Sullivan, and Theodore Boehm denied the state's petition for rehearing in David R. Camm v. State of Indiana, No. 87S00-0612-CR-499. Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard and Robert Rucker dissented and voted to grant rehearing and affirm the trial court.

In a 4-1 decision in June 2009, the high court found David Camm's murder convictions were based on two reversible errors by a Warrick Superior judge. The justices found sufficient evidence to support the three murder convictions and ordered a new trial.

Camm was first convicted of the murders in 2002, but his convictions were overturned by the Indiana Court of Appeals in 2004. On a retrial in 2006, Camm was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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