After seven years, trial of suspected Calif. cop killer begins


By Linda Goldston
San Jose Mercury News

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Officer Jeffrey Fontana was only two weeks on the job when the policeman was shot on a quiet a cul-de-sac in San Jose's Almaden Valley. It was 4:30 a.m., three days before Halloween 2001.

More than seven years later, the case has finally wound its way to trial and a jury will decide whether DeShawn Campbell, the San Jose man arrested 11 days after Fontana's death, is the killer who shot the 24-year-old San Jose police officer in the eye.

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