Suspect found guilty of murdering Calif. officer won't get death penalty


By Linda Goldston and Lisa Fernandez
San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Seven and one-half years after San Jose police officer Jeffrey Fontana was gunned down on a quiet Almaden Valley cul-de-sac, DeShawn Campbell, a small-time crook known for becoming violent when arrested, was convicted Wednesday of the young officer's murder.

Campbell, 29, was also found guilty of being a felon in possession of a gun, his father's 45-caliber Colt pistol used to shoot Fontana about 4:30 a.m. on Oct. 28, 2001.

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