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Ex-trooper’s defense seeks killer’s testimony

– Prosecutors and defense attorneys preparing for a former Indiana state trooper’s third trial in the killings of his wife and two young children argued over how much testimony a second man convicted in the slayings should be allowed to give at the upcoming trial.

Attorneys for David Camm argued during a Monday hearing in Spencer County that Charles Boney actually killed Camm’s wife, Kim, and two children. Boney was convicted in January 2006 on charges in connection with the September 2000 shootings.

Defense attorneys Richard Kammen and Stacy Uliana urged Special Judge Jon Dartt to give them leeway during Camm’s trial to argue that Boney’s criminal background suggests he carried out the murders by himself, without any help from Camm.

“We can’t have a fair trial unless we can tell the jury the true extent” of Boney’s history as a violent criminal, Uliana said.

The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported that Special Prosecutor Stanley Levco and a co-counsel, Boone County Prosecutor Todd Meyer, told Dartt prosecutors plan to introduce evidence showing Camm was involved in the murders as both a principal and an accomplice.

Boney is serving a 225-year prison sentence for murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the case. During Camm’s first trial, there was no mention of an accomplice or a sweat shirt found in the garage. Boney’s palm print was found on Kim Camm’s sport-utility vehicle, and the sweat shirt found in the garage was issued to Boney in prison.

Camm’s lawyers argued Monday that their client was framed and that Boney is manipulative.

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