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‘Onion Field’ Killer Dies in California Prison

August 13, 2012 | 11:16 am

‘Onion Field’ Killer Dies in California Prison

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By Linda Deutsch LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gregory Powell, who was convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer during an infamous kidnapping that inspired Joseph Wambaugh’s true-life crime book “The Onion Field,” has died in prison at age 79, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said Monday. Powell died late Sunday in a […]

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