DA: Camp murder trial likely in 2010

ALBANY -- The three men accused of killing a popular public servant in 2007 will likely face trial in the first quarter of the new year, Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards said.

Dontravious Wilson, Christopher Ingram and Darrell Anderson have each been indicted on murder charges stemming from the March 14, 2007, shooting death of paramedic and former deputy coroner Jack Camp.

Camp was killed outside of the Regency Club apartments, where he often served as a makeshift security guard for residents.

The trial has been repeatedly delayed for various reasons. At different points, proceedings have been delayed because of an injury the presiding judge suffered, changing of attorneys by the defendants and all of the various pre-trial motions and hearings associated with a murder case.

Monday, Edwards said that the trial will likely be "specially set," for sometime in February or March.

Prosecutors have said that they believe Camp was killed while interrupting a possible drug transaction. His death ignited a firestorm in the community, prompting a local manhunt that eventually resulted in the arrests of the three defendants.

The case picked up more attention when a person connected to the case, John Lewis Barbre, was found badly beaten near the Tallulah Massey Library in January 2008. The 52-year-old man, who was to have been a witness in the Camp case, later died from his injuries, prompting police to charge Marquis Kentrell Barney with murder. Investigators have downplayed any connection between Barbre's slaying and the Camp case.