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Camm v. State

908 N.E.2d 215 (2009)

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Camm v. State

Indiana Supreme Court

908 N.E.2d 215 (2009)

Facts

David Camm (defendant) was tried for killing his wife, Kim Camm, and their two children. At trial, David’s alibi was a contested issue. David claimed he was playing basketball at the time of the murders, which occurred at around 7:30 pm. However, Cindy Mattingly testified that she spoke to Kim on the morning of the murders. According to Mattingly, Kim had said that she expected David to be home between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. that night, although she did not tell Mattingly why she believed that. This evidence was admitted to show that David’s alibi might be false. David was convicted of the murders and appealed. On appeal, David argued that Kim’s statement about when she expected him home was hearsay and did not qualify for any exception.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Dickson, J.)

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