Stan Faith | Lynn Scamahorn | Boney's arrest, early 2005 | Link to Charles Boney | Background

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This is for information about Stan Faith, the original prosecutor.

The big questions :
At what point did Faith remove himself from the case?
Do we believe he never knew the sweatshirt was Charles Boney's until 2005?

Was his comment:

"It gives the short-term appearance of significance, the long term is that it has no significance unless they tie him to that crime scene."

honest? He must have known all about Charles Boney's history.

Lynn Scamahorn


From Problems with the investigation
The treatment of Lynn Scamahorn, a DNA analyst from the Indiana State Police, a university trained scientist who analyzes blood and DNA. She tested all the clothing in the Camm case in both trials.

Scamahorn said (on oath) that when she refused to change her testimony during Camm's first trial in 2002, Faith was infuriated, screaming at her, and telling her he'd have her fired, and charged with a felony -- obstructing justice, if she wasn't able to find Camm's DNA. ( www.wave3.com ).
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This is supported by a memo she wrote just days after the incident ( http://www.justicefordavidcamm.com/pages/pdf/scamahorn_memo.pdf ).
Note that this was during a break in court hearings where Lynn was giving evidence. It cannot be explained as Faith asking Scamahorn to conduct further tests.
I cannot imagine a more blatant example of a prosecutor attempting to pervert the course of justice. I see no reason to doubt Scamahorn's account of what happened.

Boney's arrest, early 2005


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Camm#Charles_Boney_-_Arrest_and_charges_-_spring_2005

In February 2005, Charles Boney was identified as a suspect. Since around 2003, the state and Camm's defense had known that unidentified male DNA had been found on a sweatshirt left at the crime scene. In early 2005, it was run through a national database and was matched to Charles Boney who in 1989, had been convicted of three counts of robbery and one count of attempted robbery in Bloomington, Indiana. In 1993, Boney was sentenced to 20 years for three counts of armed robbery and three counts criminal confinement. He said he was "young ... foolish and ignorant." [9]

On February 25, 2005, Boney spoke to WAVE 3. Boney stated that it was his sweatshirt, which he had gotten rid of after his release from prison, three months before the murders. "Specifically, what I did with the prison clothes, I sent them to the little drop box at the Salvation Army," he said.

Stan Faith said: "It gives the short-term appearance of significance, the long term is that it has no significance unless they tie him to that crime scene."[9]

Boney's estranged wife also talked with WAVE 3. She stated that Boney beat her, threatened her life, and used a stun gun on her as well as stating that "I know he's got an anger problem," she said. "But deep in my heart, I believe he's innocent -- I know he is innocent."[9]

Boney's palm print was found on the Camms' vehicle.[10] He told investigators that he had been at the house to sell a gun and he later stated that he had been there at the time of the murders.[10]

On March 5, 2005, Boney was arrested and charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.[11]


Link to Charles Boney

http://www.justicefordavidcamm.com/pages/boney_background/boney_bkgrnd_early_years.shtml

Barbara (Boney's mother) was also a strong political supporter of Stanley O. Faith, the Floyd County Prosecutor who would later charge and then try David Camm in the first trial. According to her own accounts, she would bake the portly Faith cakes and deliver them to his office for him and his staff to enjoy. She claimed to be a close personal friend of his and used him and the local Sheriff as references when she successfully applied for a job on the riverboat.

Note: I believe Faith also did legal work for Boney.

Background


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University Attended:
Indiana University, Class of 1966,
B.S. Indiana University, Class of 1979, M.S.

Law School Attended:
Indiana School of Law - Bloomington Class of 1982, J.D.

Associations & Memberships
Indiana State and American (Criminal Section) Bar Associations.

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