FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 4, 2013
AG STRANGE ANNOUNCES INDICTMENTS OF HUEYTOWN BROTHERS
FOR VIOLENT SEX CRIMES IN 2009 COLD CASE
(MONTGOMERY)--Attorney General Luther Strange announced that two brothers from Hueytown have been indicted* for violent sex crimes in a cold case. Jason Lee Campbell, 32, and David Wesley Campbell, 37, are charged with first-degree kidnapping, first-degree rape, first-degree sodomy, first-degree robbery and attempted murder. The crimes were committed in November of 2009 against a 40-year-old woman who was attacked in the 200 block of Eureka Place in Hueytown.
Notice of the indictments has been served on the defendants at the Jefferson County Jail where they have been incarcerated. Evidence was presented to a Jefferson County Grand Jury on January 29, 2013, resulting in the indictments. The Campbell brothers were formerly charged for these crimes by warrant in the Bessemer Division of the Jefferson County Circuit Court.
The charges against the Campbells are a result of an investigation by the Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit. The Cold Case Unit is operated within the Attorney General’s Office, in partnership with the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, to investigate violent sexual crimes that previously had been closed due to lack of investigative leads. This program is funded by a grant from the U.S Department of Justice.
Attorney General Strange commended the Attorney General’s Cold Case Unit and others involved in handling this case, noting in particular St. Clair County Sheriff Terry Surles and his Investigative Unit, Hueytown Police Chief Charles Hagler and his Detective Division, and Bessemer Division District Attorney Arthur Greene and his prosecution team.
If convicted, the defendants face penalties of life imprisonment for each count with which they are charged, all of which are class A felonies.
*An indictment is merely an accusation. The defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.