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IU McKinney Professors Outline Realities of Prosecution in David Camm Murder Trial


Professors Shawn Boyne and Fran Watson talked about the role prosecutors and evidence plays in trials, outlining the work cut out for the lawyers involved in the third trial of former Indiana State Police trooper David Camm, which is currently under way in Lebanon, Indiana. The professors were interviewed by Indianapolis-based Associated Press reporter Charles Wilson, for a story that was picked up by several newspapers across the country, including the San Francisco Chronicle.

Professor Boyne served as a senior trial prosecutor for the state of New Mexico early in her career, specializing in the prosecution of child sexual abuse and domestic violence cases. She later also worked as a defense attorney. She is co-chair of the Global Crisis Leadership Forum, is a Dean’s Fellow, and a DRIVE Fellow.

Professor Watson, ’80, served as the first chief public defender of the Marion County Public Defender Agency. Her years in practice involved work as a deputy state public defender at the trial and appellate levels, and work as an assistant corporation counsel for Indianapolis/Marion County. She is co-director of the law school’s Clinical Programs.

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