David Camm still faces two civil suits after murder acquittal

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The southern Indiana man acquitted in the killings of his wife and two children after spending 13 years in prison for their murders still faces two civil lawsuits filed by his late wife's parents.

Frank and Janice Renn's suits are aimed at preventing former son-in-law David Camm from recovering an estimated $625,000 in life insurance and 401K funds stemming from his family's deaths.

Those suits had been put on hold pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings against Camm. But Renn family attorney Nick Stein says now that the criminal case has concluded with a central Indiana jury finding Camm not guilty of the murders those civil cases will move forward.

Camm's lawyer, David Mosley, tells The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., he'll let Stein make the next move.

Defense attorney Jack Crawford says it's possible Camm might want to avoid the witness stand in a civil trial, a setting where he could be questioned about events surrounding the murder.

Another possible courtroom trip for Camm would be in an effort to have his record expunged and to get back his firearms. A new law sets guidelines for expungement under some circumstances.