LEBANON – A forensic expert testified Wednesday that stains on the T-shirt of a former Indiana State Police trooper were consistent with blood spatter from his daughter being shot.
Expert Tom Bevel also told jurors hearing the third murder trial of David Camm that a stain on the defendants shoe was consistent with spatter from a body impacting the floor of the garage where his wife, 35-year-old Kim Camm, and his children, 7-year-old Bradley and 5-year-old Jill, were found shot to death in 2000.
The Courier-Journal reported that Jill Camms body was found in the family SUV and the other bodies were found on the floor of the garage of the familys home in Georgetown, an Indiana suburb of Louisville, Ky.
David Camm has claimed he was playing basketball elsewhere at the time of the slayings and that when he discovered the shootings, he leaned across Jills body to pull Brad from the vehicle to try to resuscitate him.
Bevel, who examined photos and other evidence from the Camm murder scene in 2001, was allowed to testify after both sides agreed to it. His testimony was halted Tuesday after Camms attorneys objected to a photo diagram of Jill Camm slumped in the SUV and other photos the state sought to introduce.
Judge Jonathan Dartt has not ruled yet on a defense motion from Tuesday seeking a mistrial.
Camm was convicted twice previously of the slayings, but both convictions were thrown out on appeal. He is being tried in Boone County, northwest of Indianapolis and more than 100 miles north of Georgetown because of publicity over the case. The defense contends the murders were committed solely by Charles Boney, who is serving a 225-year prison sentence.