Jimmy Lee Smith

 

 

Age: 76

 

Summary: convicted murderer who was sentenced to life in prison in the 1963 kidnapping and killing of police officer Ian Campbell, in which the crime inspired Joseph Wambaugh's true-life crime novel The Onion Field (1973) and was made into a movie in 1979.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: August 27, 1931

 

Died: April 6, 2007

 

Location: Castaic, California