Indiana Court of Appeals Orders Special Prosecutor in Camm Case
|David Camm (WIBC.com file photo)
Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson will not be allowed to oversee the third murder trial of a former Indiana State Trooper.
The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Henderson created a conflict of interest by previously agreeing to write a book about the David Camm case following the second trial.
Camm, who resigned from the Indiana State Police prior to the murders, has twice been found guilty of killing his wife, Kimberly, their son, Bradley, 7, and daughter, Jill, 5, in their home in southern Indiana. Both convictions were overturned.
After the second trial in 2009, Henderson signed a contract to write a book about the case, unofficially titled "Sacred Trust: Deadly Betrayal." The contract was later cancelled.
In its unanimous ruling, the Court of Appeals ruled the book deal led to an "irreversible, actual conflict of interest."
The court ordered a special prosecutor be appointed if the case continues to move forward.
No date has been set for the third trial.