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January 9, 2015
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Luther Strange
Mike Lewis (334) 353-2199
Alabama Attorney General
Joy Patterson (334) 242-7491
Claire Haynes (334) 242-7351
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(MONTGOMERY)–Attorney General Luther Strange and District Attorney Arthur Green Jr.
of the Bessemer Division of Jefferson County announced the conviction of a Hueytown man for
violent sex crimes in a cold case. Following a five-day trial in the Bessemer Division of Jefferson
County Circuit Court, a jury found that Jason Lee Campbell was guilty of attempted murder, first-
degree rape, sodomy and kidnapping, and third-degree robbery.
Evidence was presented regarding the November 2009 attack of a 40-year-old woman in the
200 block of Eureka Place in Hueytown. Jason Campbell’s brother, David Wesley Campbell, was
convicted on September 17, 2014, for the same crimes. On the third day of his trial in Jefferson
County Circuit Court, David Campbell pleaded guilty to first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape,
first-degree sodomy, first-degree robbery and attempted murder. David Campbell was sentenced to
serve life in prison for each of the crimes, to run concurrently.
Sentencing for Jason Campbell is set for March 19. Due to prior convictions, he faces penalties
of life imprisonment or life without parole for the convictions of attempted murder, rape, sodomy
and kidnapping; and 15 years to life imprisonment for the conviction of third-degree robbery.
Both brothers were indicted for the crimes on January 29, 2013, by a Jefferson County grand
jury. Notice of the indictments was served on the defendants at the Jefferson County Jail on March 4,
2013, where they have been incarcerated. The Campbell brothers were formerly charged for these
crimes by warrant in the Bessemer Division of the Jefferson County Circuit Court.
The charges against the Campbells are a result of an investigation by the Attorney General’s
Cold Case Unit. The Cold Case Unit is operated within the Attorney General’s Office, in partnership
with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, to investigate violent sexual crimes that
previously had been closed due to lack of investigative leads. This program is funded by a grant from
the U.S Department of Justice.
“I am pleased that, with this conviction, we deliver a measure of justice for the victim of these
horrendous crimes,” said Attorney General Strange. “I am proud of what our Cold Case Unit has
been able to achieve, working together with other law enforcement.”
Attorney General Strange commended the Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit and others
involved in handling this case, noting in particular District Attorney Arthur Green Jr., Assistant
District Attorney David Michaels and the Bessemer Division District Attorney’s Office for Jefferson
County; St. Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles and his Investigative Unit; and Hueytown Police Chief
Charles Hagler and his Detective Division for their excellent work in this case.
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