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December 1, 2006

Local crimes headed for primetime on CBS and Court TV


• CBS’ “48 Hours Mystery” will air a two-hour look at the David Camm murder trials from 9 to 11 p.m. Dec. 9. WLKY-TV is the local affiliate for CBS. Visit or for more

information. Look for a complete story in The Evening News and The Tribune later this week.

Court TV tonight will air its second story about a New Albany murder, and authorities say a third is in the making for 2007.

Producers from Court TV approached Captain Keith Whitlow, Chief of Detectives for the New Albany Police Department, in 2004 about an intriguing mid-1990s murder case that involved a love triangle and a body that was never found.

Dayle Hinman — the host of the channel’s regular show “Body of Evidence” — heard about the case from a friend, Rod Englert, who was an expert blood splatter witness in the first David Camm murder trial.

That show — which aired the same year — featured the trail of evidence that led police and prosecutors to arrest and later convict Jonathan Whitesides of New Albany. Although the body of Eric Humbert was never actually found, investigators used DNA evidence to prove that Whitesides shot him and may have thrown his body in the Ohio River.

Whitlow said Whitesides was having an affair with Humbert’s wife and shot him so he could have her for himself. Whitesides is serving a prison sentence, but is up for parole in 2008.

Just two months after the show aired, producers approached Whitlow about doing another show. “Deadly Triangle” — which Saturday night’s show has been dubbed — is set to air at 10 p.m. and features the story of yet another local love triangle.

In March 2001, New Albany police arrested then 28-year-old Damon Slaughter for the murder of 34-year-old Ernest McCallister. Whitlow said McCallister’s wife, then 28-year-old Tina McCallister, lured him to an office building near University Woods Apartments where Slaughter shot him. The two were reportedly having an affair, Whitlow said.

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