After seven years, trial of suspected Calif. cop killer begins
By Linda Goldston
San Jose Mercury News
One family’s long wait for justice...and still counting
Dozens mark anniversary of officer's death with protest of trial delay
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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