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(LEBANON, Ind.) — A former Indiana State Trooper has been found not guilty in the slaying of his wife and two kids after being tried for the third time.

After about 10 hours of deliberations over three days, jurors cleared David Camm, 49, of murder as he shed tears moments after the verdict was read Thursday in Lebanon, Ind.

Camm has repeatedly denied allegations that he shot his 35-year-old wife Kimberly Camm, their 7-year-old son Brad and 5-year-old daughter Jill in their car in Georgetown, Ind., in 2000.

“This is a man who couldn’t even attend his family’s funeral because the prosecution at the time was in such a rush to have a press conference that they had to arrest him,” defense attorney Richard Kammen said after the verdict was read. “So, of course he was emotional. This was complete vindication after 13 horrific years [in prison].”

Camm was convicted twice, in 2002 and 2006. He appealed both times, and the convictions were overturned on the grounds that the court allowed inadmissible evidence about Camm’s alleged affairs, along with accusations that he molested his daughter.

Prosecutors say even if they could appeal this verdict, they won’t.

Camm was released from custody in Lebanon about an hour after the verdicts were read.

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