Murder On Lockhart Road
The David Camm Case
Bizarre Twists And Evidence Keep Turning Case On Its Head
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(CBS) This broadcast first aired on Dec. 9, 2006. It was updated on June 14, 2007.
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Between takes at the Indiana University student union bldg.
A large room with soft lighting and dark wood made a great looking set.
The windows and lights on chains were a big plus.
Outside of this large window, Ken Smith placed some HMI's
with blue gels to light up the large tree for the night shot.
Ken Smith - our director of photography and lighting director
Audio and playback
Lighting is critical and Ken gives it that great look.
Checking the lighting
Becky (my wife & jib assist) , Richard and Jack.
Jack (my production assistant) & Ken Smith the lighting director.
Loaded & ready to go...let's roll.
High ceilings with a nice light to do a "drop shot" to Richard
Before a take. Notice in this night shot how the tree outside the
window was lit to enhance the movement of the jib and gives a
great sense of depth. (nice lighting Ken)
Teaching my new friend Gavin, the finer points of operating a Jib.
Cassie and friend (IU psychology students...really!)
(CBS) David Camm, a former Indiana state trooper, was found guilty in 2002 of shooting his wife and their two young children execution-style inside the family SUV parked in their garage two years earlier. But the two-year legal drama didn't end with Camm's conviction. In fact, the conviction was later overturned and, five years after the murders, another suspect entered the picture. Was this ex-state cop framed by a new suspect? Or had they worked together all along?
Correspondent Richard Schlesinger examines the still unfolding drama on 48 Hours, this Saturday, Dec. 9 at a special time, 9 p.m. ET/PT.
"I want my family back, I did not do this," Camm said through tears.
Camm also said he had an alibi that placed him at a basketball game where 11 other players recall seeing him the very night and time of the murders: Sept. 28, 2000, approximately between 7 p.m. and 9:20 p.m.
48 Hours' Schlesinger tests the prosecution's theory that Camm may have been able to slip out of the basketball game to commit the crimes. Driving the actual alleged route, 48 Hours determined that seven minutes was all the time Camm would have had to kill his entire family and get back on the court to keep his alibi intact.
There was also the issue of evidence at the crime scene that never pointed to Camm: a foreign palm print on the SUV and an unknown grey sweatshirt with foreign DNA and a name written in the collar — "Backbone" — the way a child's camp clothes might be labeled.
Despite Camm's consistent assertion of innocence, an alibi and unexplained evidence at the scene, just three days after the deaths of 35-year-old Kim, 5-year-old Jill, and 7-year-old Brad, Camm was arrested and ultimately convicted of their murders.
When the Indiana State Appeals Court overturned the conviction 2½ years later, Camm hoped he might be a free man. But the story wasn't even close to being over.
Camm readied himself for the second trial, and the DNA on that suspicious sweatshirt was finally tested, as was the palm print. In the late afternoon of Feb. 14, 2005, the databank of convicted felons produced a hit.
Who did that DNA belong to — and what did it mean for the case against Camm?
Produced By Marcie Spencer
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