Shenango faculty member to discuss trial and death sentence of David Camm

The David Camm case: A study of prosecutorial incompetence and deceit

Barie Goetz, instructor in administration of justice at Penn State Shenango, will discuss the investigation and trial of former death row inmate David Camm at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley in downtown Sharon, Pennsylvania. The event is free and open to the public.

Goetz’s presentation, titled “The David Camm Case: A Study of Prosecutorial Incompetence and Deceit,” will detail the case where Goetz served as a forensic investigator during Camm’s retrial. Camm spent 13 years on death row for a crime he did not commit before being acquitted in 2013.

A nationally recognized forensic science expert, Goetz has a master’s degree in forensic science from the University of Pittsburgh and an undergraduate degree in medical technology from Penn State University. Upon graduation, he was employed as a forensic scientist in crime labs in Indiana and Colorado from 1978 until 2004. His main responsibilities included forensic serology, crime scene processing, bloodstain pattern analysis, and crime scene reconstruction.

Since his retirement in 2004 as laboratory director, Goetz has been a private forensic consultant. In January 2015, he began teaching part-time at the Shenango campus in its administration of justice program.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Community Library of the Shenango Valley at 724-981-4360, or, the Penn State Shenango Academic Affairs office at 724-983-2825.