News and Tribune

October 24, 2013



LEBANON — Below is a look at the David Camm murder case through the years.

Sept. 28, 2000

• David Camm’s wife and children, Kim, 36, Brad, 7, and Jill, 5 are found shot to death in the garage of the family’s Georgetown home.


Oct. 1, 2000

• David Camm is arrested by Indiana State Police — the agency he formerly worked for as a trooper — for the triple murder of his family.

Jan. 14, 2002

• David Camm’s first trial begins in Floyd County with a jury brought in from Johnson County.

March 17, 2002

• Camm is found guilty of the murders and sentenced to 195 years in prison the following month.

August 2004

• The Indiana Court of Appeals overturns the conviction, citing the trial judge’s decision to allow testimony of a dozen women who claimed they had affairs with Camm or had been propositioned by him, which unfairly biased the jury.

November 2004

• Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson refiles charges against Camm.

February 2005

• Charles Boney is identified as a suspect in the murders.

March 5, 2005

• Boney arrested and charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the crime.

September 2005

• Investigators search for days for the murder weapon, but it is never found.

Jan. 26, 2006

• Boney is found guilty of murdering the Camm family as well as conspiracy to commit murder. The next month, he is sentenced to 225 years in prison.

Feb. 13, 2006

• A directed verdict was issued by Judge Robert Aylsworth, which eliminated the conspiracy charge against Camm in his second trial.

March 3, 2006

• Camm is again found guilty in a Warrick County court of the murder of his family. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole later in the month. The trail was moved to the county near Evansville because of media coverage.

June 2009

• The Indiana Supreme Court reverses Camm’s second conviction. The court ruled that Henderson’s closing argument mentions that Camm had molested Jill unfairly biased the trial jury because there was no evidence connecting Camm to the genital injuries found on Jill.

Nov. 30, 2009

• Indiana Attorney General’s request for a rehearing of the appeal is denied.

December 2009

• Henderson refiles murder charges against Camm.

July 2010

• Special Judge Jonathan Dartt of Spencer County was appointed by the Indiana Supreme Court to preside over Camm’s third trial.

February 2012

• Stan Levco, former Vanderburg County prosecutor, is appointed as special prosecutor in the third trial. Henderson was removed in 2011 after he signed a deal to write a book about the murders of Kim, Brad and Jill. Henderson signed the contract before the second conviction was overturned.

Aug. 22, 2013

• Camm’s third trial begins in Boone County, where it was moved because of intense media coverage of previous trials.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013

• Closing arguments conclude in the third trial and the jury begins deliberation.

Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

• David Camm is acquitted of murder.

Estimated costs

• The three trials have been estimated to cost as much as $4.5 million.