Former Indiana trooper gets nearly $5 million settlement

A former Indiana State Police trooper who was convicted twice for killing his family, then acquitted after serving several years in prison, will receive millions from the state as part of a federal lawsuit. The settlement — $4.6 million — was confirmed by David Camm’s attorneys. The former state trooper sued the investigators who wrongly put him in jail for the murders of his wife and two children in 2000. After spending 13 years locked up, Camm was set free in October of 2013, acquitted by a jury that found him not guilty in his third murder trial. Both of his previous convictions were thrown out. Now, years after he was exonerated, Camm will receive the millions on top of the settlement he reached with Floyd County for $450,000. Background on the case: David Camm files lawsuit against those involved in murder investigation “There is not enough money in the world to compensate David Camm for what he has been through,” said attorney Garry Adams in a statement. “However, when you get right up to trial and the opposition is offering millions of dollars to settle any case, you have to listen.”Court records indicate that the settlement with the state was reached earlier this year, but it wasn’t until recently that Camm’s attorneys confirmed the suit was dismissed. At the time of his acquittal in 2013, Camm left the courthouse to cheers and headed to the Boone County jail, where he was processed out and reunited for good with his family soon after.Charles Boney was convicted of and is serving life sentences for killing the Camm family. He tested for the prosecution in September. Another settlement: David Camm reaches $450K settlement with Floyd County Before Camm’s second trial, DNA evidence linked Boney to the murders. One of the reasons for the lawsuit was that his attorneys claimed investigators failed to follow up on other possible suspects, including Boney. Initially, Camm’s attorneys sought a $30 million settlement in the lawsuit, but in a statement to WLKY, Adams said the amount was only “a cap and nothing else.”

A former Indiana State Police trooper who was convicted twice for killing his family, then acquitted after serving several years in prison, will receive millions from the state as part of a federal lawsuit.

The settlement — $4.6 million — was confirmed by David Camm’s attorneys. The former state trooper sued the investigators who wrongly put him in jail for the murders of his wife and two children in 2000.

After spending 13 years locked up, Camm was set free in October of 2013, acquitted by a jury that found him not guilty in his third murder trial. Both of his previous convictions were thrown out.

Now, years after he was exonerated, Camm will receive the millions on top of the settlement he reached with Floyd County for $450,000.

Background on the case: David Camm files lawsuit against those involved in murder investigation

“There is not enough money in the world to compensate David Camm for what he has been through,” said attorney Garry Adams in a statement. “However, when you get right up to trial and the opposition is offering millions of dollars to settle any case, you have to listen.”

Court records indicate that the settlement with the state was reached earlier this year, but it wasn’t until recently that Camm’s attorneys confirmed the suit was dismissed.

At the time of his acquittal in 2013, Camm left the courthouse to cheers and headed to the Boone County jail, where he was processed out and reunited for good with his family soon after.

Charles Boney was convicted of and is serving life sentences for killing the Camm family. He tested for the prosecution in September.

Another settlement: David Camm reaches $450K settlement with Floyd County

Before Camm’s second trial, DNA evidence linked Boney to the murders. One of the reasons for the lawsuit was that his attorneys claimed investigators failed to follow up on other possible suspects, including Boney.

Camm’s attorneys confirmed Wednesday that there is no additional civil litigation filed on behalf of the former state trooper in regards to the case.

Initially, Camm’s attorneys sought a $30 million settlement in the lawsuit, but in a statement to WLKY, Adams said the amount was only “a cap and nothing else.”

The Indiana Attorney General’s Office did not release a statement on the settlement.

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