LEBANON, Ind. —
Under questioning by defense attorney Stacy Uliana, Detective Robert Neal acknowledged that police lied when they told Camm that investigators had found blood on his jacket and other pieces of evidence against him.
He said such lies are considered an acceptable strategy to "get at the truth" when interrogating a prime suspect.
One of the lies police told Camm was that witnesses had seen him wearing a sweatshirt that was later found under his son's body, Neal said.
After Camm's first conviction was overturned, DNA tests linked the sweatshirt to a felon named Charles Boney, who is currently serving 225 years in prison in connection with the killings.
Prosecutors have maintained that Camm and Boney conspired in the killings. Defense lawyers say Camm wasn't involved.