A 13-Year ’48 Hours’ Investigation, ‘Walking Free’ on Saturday, November 30
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FORMER INDIANA STATE TROOPER DAVID CAMM, TRIED THREE TIMES FOR KILLING HIS WIFE AND THEIR TWO CHILDREN, SPEAKS OUT AS PART OF A 13-YEAR “48 HOURS” INVESTIGATION
“WALKING FREE” – SATURDAY, NOV. 30, 2013
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Former Indiana State Trooper David Camm, who was tried three times for killing his wife and two children, speaks out as part of a 48 HOURS’ 13-year investigation into the case in “Walking Free” to be broadcast Nov. 30, 2013 (10:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
As Correspondent Richard Schlesinger and 48 HOURS report, Camm was convicted in two murder trials – each eventually overturned – and was found not guilty in his third trial.
“It’s amazing,” Camm tells Schlesinger of being free in his first network TV interview since the trial. “It’s not hard to find me with a smile on my face, it’s just an overwhelming happiness that I can’t and don’t ever want to lose.”
Camm’s case began Sept. 28, 2000, when he returned home from playing basketball with family and friends to find his wife, Kim, and their two children, Jill and Bradley, shot dead. Three days later his former colleagues at the Indiana State Troopers charged him with killing his family. His basketball teammates continue to maintain he was at the basketball game and never left. Prosecutors said he slipped away, murdered his family, and returned. They pointed to eight specks of blood on his T-shirt as proof. A jury convicted him the first time after three days of deliberations.
But an appeals court overturned that conviction in 2004. Following the appeal, a critical piece of evidence – a sweatshirt with a nickname “Backbone” on its collar and unknown DNA – was finally put through the national database. There was a hit that led to ex-con Charles Boney. Police believed Boney and Camm worked together in killing Camm’s wife and children.
Camm denies knowing Boney. However, Boney tells Schlesinger they’re linked, “because I’m the individual that sold him the weapon that he used to kill his family.”
“He’s a psychopath,” Camm tells Schlesinger, “he’s a liar.”
In 2006 they went on trial separately – for murder. They were both convicted, Camm for a second time.
Then in 2009, the Indiana Supreme Court overturned Camm’s second conviction, saying the prosecution tainted the jury in closing arguments. Boney’s conviction still stood. After Camm’s case was overturned in 2009, the State of Indiana decided to try him a third time for the murders. That trial took place in Oct. 2013 – where he was found not guilty.
“He thinks he’s won by being free,” Boney tells Schlesinger in a new interview, “but really we have unfinished business.”
“Charles Boney is the only person who killed my family,” says Camm.
Camm tells 48 HOURS he’s now adapting to life outside of prison. “It’s hard to explain, just to have that freedom, to be able to take a walk if you want to,” he tells Schlesinger.
Camm also talks with Schlesinger about his family, calling his late wife “the best thing that ever happened to me.”
48 HOURS: “Walking Free” examines the Camm murders through interviews with Camm, Boney, attorneys and investigators. “Walking Free” is produced by Shoshanah Wolfson, Paul LaRosa, Tom Seligson and Alec Sirken. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.