Gregory Powell

 

 

Age: 79

 

Summary: murderer convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer in 1963 during an infamous kidnapping that inspired the true crime book and the 1979 movie The Onion Field, but who spent nearly 50 years behind bars and was denied released several times.

 

 

Cause of Death: Prostate cancer

 

Born: August 2, 1933

 

Died: August 12, 2012

 

Location: Vacaville, California