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Indiana Court Asked to Reconsider Family Slaying Case

7/27/2009

The Indiana attorney general's office says it will ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider a decision that overturned the murder convictions against a former state trooper in the deaths of his wife and two children.

The deadline for the state to request a rehearing on David Camm's appeal is midnight Monday.

The 45-year-old Camm has twice been convicted of the 2000 killings at the family's home in the southern Indiana town of Georgetown. But the Supreme Court ruled in a 4-1 decision last month that the judge in the retrial improperly allowed prosecutors to argue that he molested his daughter without presenting evidence to support that claim.

In a dissenting opinion, Chief Justice Randall Shepard said the two reversals have "unnecessarily sanitized the evidence against David Camm."

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