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Former Indiana state trooper convicted of killing wife, two children

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) _ A former state trooper was convicted of murder for killing his wife and two children in what prosecutors said was an attempt to collect on a life insurance policy and pursue relationships with other women.

David Camm, 37, was found guilty on Sunday night by a jury that had been deliberating through the weekend. He faces up to 65 years on each murder count.

Camm will be sentenced in about a month, said Floyd Superior Court Judge Richard Striegel.

Prosecutors said Camm murdered his wife, Kimberly, 35, and their children, Brad, 7, and Jill, 5, in September of 2000 so he could be with other women and collect about $600,000 from insurance.

Camm, who testified for three days, said he found the bodies after returning home from playing in a basketball game at his church.

After the verdict was announced, Camm's sister, Julie Hogue, shouted, ``No, no, no! It's wrong! You know it's wrong.''

Prosecutor Stan Faith said of the verdict: ``This was justice - justice for society.''

Much of the testimony focused on specks of Jill Camm's blood found on the T-shirt Camm was wearing the night of the killings.

The prosecution argued the stains came from splattered blood that occurs when someone is shot. The defense maintained Camm got the blood on his shirt when he leaned inside the family's Ford Bronco and pulled his son out to perform CPR on him.

The trial, moved from Johnson County to New Albany because of heavy pretrial publicity, lasted more than two months.
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