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October 15, 2013

DNA analyst dispute’s testimony of Camm witness

Court reporter can’t recall certain details of evidence examination



Among the issues that arose Tuesday were questions about how clothing found at the crime scene was later handled by court personnel. It’s significant because several prosecution experts have raised the possibility that the clothing could have been inadvertently contaminated with Boney’s DNA during or the after the initial investigation that lead to Camm’s arrest 13 years ago. On the stand Tuesday, Rudin said DNA was easily transferable from one item to another simply though a person’s touch. 
The prosecution called a Floyd County court reporter, Dianna Borden, to testify about how she handled the crime scene exhibits, including the clothing, during Camm’s first murder trial in 2002. She said followed court procedures at the time by wearing gloves when she removed the clothing from evidence bags to lay out on tables for the jury to review in private while it was deliberating a verdict. 
But Borden said she couldn’t remember if jurors wore protective gloves while looking at the clothing and didn’t know if any jurors touched or moved the clothing. She also said that after the first trial was over, she laid the clothing out on a carpeted floor to take photographs of it. She wore protective gloves, she said, but couldn’t remember if she laid a clothing item down on the same spot where another clothing item had been. 
The final witness called was an AT&T store manager who testified about Kim Camm’s cellphone records. Information on the AT&T billing statement make it look like Kim Camm made a phone call on the night of her death, after the time that prosecutors said she was killed by her husband. The defense believes it’s evidence that Boney killed Kim Camm and her children just minutes before David Camm arrived at their Georgetown home.

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