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Dougherty County Police believe a pair of convenience store smash and grabs may be the work of the same two men. The first smash and grab happened around 2:20 am at the Pit Stop convenience store atMore >>
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The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believesMore >>
The Lee County Sheriff's Department is now working with the Albany Crime stoppers. The Lee County Sheriff's Department asked to join the Albany Crime-stoppers program. The Sheriff's Department believes it will be a helpful tool in closing some cases.
ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Three and a half years after the murder of the deputy commander of Albany's Search and Rescue Team, the trial for the three men charged with his death got underway Monday.
Defense attorney's claim the defendants are innocent and being blamed because Jack Camp was a well known and popular person, and the state is trying to convict someone for his murder.
Jack Camp's daughter Kayla said today that the three and a half year wait for this murder trial has cost their family an emotional toll.
Kayla Camp said "We think it's time for closure. We're very excited that it's starting today."
Prosecutors say March 14, 2007 at an East Albany apartment complex Darrell Anderson, Christopher Ingram, and Donatvius Wilson gunned down Jack Camp when he interrupted their drug deal. Camp worked as a courtesy officer at the complex, and was shot as he called 9-1-1 to report the drug deal.
It took 3 and a half years to get the murder trial started, because of problems assigning and keeping defense attorneys for all three defendants.
Two of the defense attorney's say their clients are innocent, and political fever was what led Investigators to charge them.
Anderson's attorney Sam Merritt said "I understand the state wants to convict somebody, but I think they've rushed to judgement and they got the wrong guys."
Wilson's attorney John Beall said "Because of the nature of the charges, and the nature of the individual, there is always a chance."
A double pool of more than 70 prospective jurors were brought in for jury selection, which is expected to take at least a couple of days.
Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said "The large number of persons that have already indicated they have some familiarity, by word of mouth or by media about this particular case."
Kayla Camp knows her father Jack was well known, liked, and respected in the community. "He loved helping people. That's what he loved most," said Kayla Camp.
Now she and her family hope for closure, as the men charged with his murder finally stand trial.
Prosecutors have more than 100 people named on the witness list. The murder trial is expected to last more than one week.