The Herald Bulletin

October 5, 2013

Indiana judge: Testimony inadmissible in murder trial


The Associated Press

LEBANON, Ind. — The judge overseeing the third murder trial of a one-time Indiana state trooper has ruled that statements made by his former lawyer are inadmissible.

Attorney Michael McDaniel represented David Camm in his first trial in the September 2000 fatal shootings of Camm's wife and two young children.

McDaniel testified Friday that a former prosecutor withheld key evidence that linked a sweatshirt found at the crime scene to a man who's serving a 225-year sentence in the slayings.

But The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reports Special Judge Jonathan Dartt ruled that those and other comments by McDaniels are inadmissible and not relevant to the current case.

Camm resigned from the state police months before the killings. He's been convicted twice in the slayings, but both convictions were later overturned.