NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana State trooper acquitted last year in the slayings of his wife and two children is asking a judge to issue a judgment against a man convicted in the case nearly a decade ago, holding him accountable for their deaths.
David Camm’s attorneys filed a motion Friday in Floyd Circuit Court seeking a partial summary judgment against Charles Boney, who’s serving a 225-year sentence in the fatal shootings. Boney was convicted in January 2006 on murder and conspiracy charges in the killings.
Boney had testified for prosecutors that Camm had killed his 35-year-old wife, Kim Camm, and their two children, Brad, 7, and Jill, 5. Their bodies were found in the garage of the family’s home in the southern Indiana community of Georgetown in September 2000.
Camm was convicted twice on murder charges in the killings, but both of those convictions were overturned on appeal. Camm was acquitted last fall in their deaths following a third trial.
Camm attorney David Mosley, said that Boney “has already been determined to be responsible beyond a reasonable doubt,” The Courier-Journal reported.
Camm had already filed a third-party claim against Boney in a wrongful death case Camm had faced that was recently dropped by his late wife’s parents. Now that case has been dismissed, Mosley said the responsibility in the murders should fall on Boney.
Before Camm’s second trial, new DNA evidence linked Boney to the killings. Boney’s sweatshirt and DNA were found at the scene of the slayings. He had testified that he visited Camm’s home on the day of the shootings and sold him the gun that was used in the murders.
Boney also testified he was outside when the shootings occurred and that Camm also tried to shoot him but the gun misfired.
Prosecutors contended that Camm and Boney had conspired in the killings. Camm had been an Indiana State trooper, but he resigned from the force about four months before the killings to take a job with his uncle.
Camm still faces legal action by his late wife’s parents, Frank and Janice Renn, seeking to prevent him from gaining control of his family’s estate and Kim Camm’s insurance policy.
The Renns’ attorney, Amy Wheatley, said last week that dropping the wrongful death suit was a strategic move that’s “all about streamlining and focusing” on the remaining cases.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com
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