Lebanon Reporter

August 17, 2013

Jury selection continues in Camm murder trial

By Rod Rose The Lebanon Reporter
Lebanon Reporter

---- — Nearly half of the 80 seats in Boone County Circuit Court held prospective jurors Friday morning for the fifth day of jury selection in David Camm’s murder trial. Another 12 people sat in the jury box. Camm is accused of shooting and killing his wife and two children at their Georgetown, Ind. home on Sept. 28, 2000. He has twice been convicted; twice those convictions have been overturned on appeal. His third trial was moved here because of extensive publicity in southern Indiana. More than 100 witnesses could be called by both sides during the trial, Special Judge Jonathan Dartt told the jurors before lawyers began questioning them. Among those queries were whether jurors could “sit in judgment” of someone; how they perceived the difference between “reasonable doubt” and “any doubt,” and if they would be disturbed when examining graphic evidence. Both sides are trying to chose, from a pool of 150 people, 12 jurors and seven alternates whom they think will believe their version of what happened. Each side may excuse up to 20 jurors. After Dartt read the list of possible witnesses – 54 for the prosecution, 52 for the defense, with some of them duplicates – he asked if any jurors knew or were related to any of those witnesses. A woman stood and said she thought it was possible; her father was from Illinois, and his family “was huge,” she said. See Saturday's Lebanon Reporter for more on this story.