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Former Ind. Trooper Is Arrested

October 2, 2000

GEORGETOWN, Ind. (AP) _ A former Indiana State Police trooper was charged with murder Sunday in the deaths of his wife and children, found fatally shot at their home on Thursday.

David Ray Camm surrendered Sunday to state police at the Sellersburg post, where he once worked, after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Sgt. Marv Jenkins said. He did not discuss a possible motive for the killings.

Camm told investigators on Thursday he discovered the bodies of his wife, Kimberly, 36, and their two children, Bradley, 7, and Jill, 5, in the garage of the family home in this town of 2,000 about 10 miles northwest of Louisville, Ky. All three had been shot to death.

Family members had described Camm as devastated and inconsolable over the deaths, and former co-workers said they knew of no marital problems. The couple had been married for 11 years.

``Our advice to him is to just keep breathing,″ said his sister, Julie Hogue. ``He feels like he doesn’t even want to do that.″

Camm, 36, left the state police in May after he and two other officers were accused of assaulting a 19-year-old man after a high-speed chase.

An internal investigation into the alleged assault exonerated Camm, Bart Betteau, who filed a civil suit on the man’s behalf, told The Courier-Journal of Louisville. But he said that in a deposition earlier this year, Camm had expressed anger at what he felt was the lack of support from the department and said that was why he had resigned.

Camm has been working since then for a company owned by his uncle that repairs foundations on homes and commercial buildings.

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