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