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'Onion Field' Killing Revisited

January 22, 2010 | 11:08 am


March 13, 1963, Onion Field

March 13, 1963, Jimmy Lee Smith reenacts the killing of Officer  Ian Campbell.

March 12, 1963, Cover


March 12, 1963:  "Ex-convict Jimmy Lee Smith stood in a Kern County onion field Monday and acted out his version of how an unarmed policeman was slain and a fellow officer narrowly missed the same fate in a cold-blooded shooting."

March 13, 1963, Onion Field

March 24, 1963, Onion Field

March 24, 1963: Gene Sherman takes a look at the lives of Jimmy Lee Smith and Gregory Powell.


March 24, 1963, Onion Field

March 25, 1963, Onion Field


March 25, 1963: Why were Smith and Powell paroled?
 
March 25, 1963, Onion Field

Convicted killer Gregory Powell’s Jan. 27, parole hearing has refocused attention on the “Onion Field” killing of Officer Ian Campbell.

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