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August 1, 2013

Expert: 2nd man's DNA found at Camm murder scene

ROCKPORT --  An expert working for the defense of a southern Indiana man accused of killing his wife and two children testified Thursday that recent lab tests have found the DNA of a second man on key items at the crime scene.

DNA expert Richard Eikelenboom, testifying on behalf of David Camm, said Charles Boney's DNA was found on the shirt of Camm's wife, Kimberly, on two places on her underwear, and on the torso of 5-year-old Jill Camm, The (Louisville, Ky.) Courier-Journal reported .

Eikelenboom's testimony supported the defense team's argument that Boney committed the slayings. He's serving a 225-year sentence for murder and conspiracy in the 2000 slayings at the Camm home near Georgetown, about 15 miles west of Louisville.

Prosecutors, however, countered with their own expert, the Indiana State Police DNA supervisor Carl Sobieralski, who testified that the results weren't reliable because Eikelenboom's lab isn't accredited and he didn't follow several accepted protocols in processing the evidence.

Special Judge Jon Dartt is expected to hear more testimony Friday and eventually rule on whether the evidence, often referred to as "touch" or "contact" DNA, can be allowed during Camm's retrial set.

Camm was convicted of the murders twice, but both convictions were later overturned. His third trial begins later this month in Boone County, northwest of Indianapolis.

Prosecutors have pointed to dots of Jill Camm's blood found on her father's T-shirt as evidence that he was nearby when he daughter was fatally shot.

Boney was charged in the murders before the second Camm trial. Prosecutors said at that time that Boney had helped Camm but that he did not commit the slayings.

Both sides have placed Boney on their witness list for Camm's third trial.

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