AS she cupped his head in her hands and watched the blood gush from his body, Detective Corporal Linval Campbell told his distraught wife: "I am going to die." The policeman had just been gunned down by an assailant who pumped two bullets into him inside his gate.
This tragic drama played out on January 13, 1973 shortly after the policeman arrived home about 8:30 pm. According to the prosecution in the trial which ensued, his assailant was Neville Nembhard of 17 Goffe Way in Denham Town.
Nembhard robbed Campbell of his service revolver and escaped after the shooting.
There were no eyewitnesses to what the prosecution termed "this vicious assault".
Campbell died some four hours later in the....
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Sybil E Hibbert is a veteran journalist and retired court reporting specialist. She is also the wife of Retired ACP Isadore 'Dick' Hibbert, rated among the top Jamaican detectives of his time. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org