DADDYS GIRL: The Campbell Murder Case by Clifford Irving
James Campbell, well-liked Texas lawyer, successful although reputedly unscrupulous, and Virginia, his paralegal wife of 40 years, are found brutally shot to death in the bedroom of their Houston home. With no witnesses and only allegations of family greed, incest, and sexual abuse, the murder remains unsolved for years. The most likely suspects, the victims youngest daughter Cindy, and her ex-Marine boyfriend, David West, had an alibi the police could not crack.
And then West fell in love with Kim Paris, a sexy ex-stripper turned private investigator. She coaxed a confession from him that led to a complex murder case exploding into national news.
Clifford Irving wrote: I started out in Houston as a writer on assignment . . . but I became an investigator, a friend to many of the dramatis personae, and a trial witness. As a result, to my discomfort, I helped to determine the outcome of events . . .
The story of Cindy, a tortured woman, and David, a man determined to do the right thing even if it required multiple murder, is as spectacular and thrilling a true-crime courtroom drama as you will ever read.
Cynthia Campbell Ray: The Cold Blooded Murder of James & Virginia Campbell
Court of Appeals of Texas, Houston 14th Dist. Bob Wicoff and David Cunningham, Houston, for appellant. Campbell and Virginia Campbell, as charged in two separate indictments. The jury also made an affirmative finding on use of a deadly weapon. The jury assessed punishment of confinement for life in the Texas Department of Corrections for each offense, the sentences to run concurrently. Appellant asserts six points of error.
I'm a Tennessee-based freelance writer with a passion for true crime, a thirst for knowledge, and an obsession with lists. According to Cindy, she was physically and sexually abused at the hands of parents, including being locked in a closet for days on end without food or water; abuse she claims continued on into adulthood. Her siblings, however, say that no abuse ever occurred. They recall a Cindy who was a troublesome young girl and an even more difficult teenager with parents that tried everything they could think of to help their daughter — including counseling and overindulgence. Despite their efforts, Cindy continued down a troubled path, spreading her lies everywhere she went. When Cindy was 18 years old, she left home and wound up living on the streets of Denver, Colorado.
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It was late , and private detective Kim Paris was sitting in the Houston office of her boss, Clyde Wilson. Under discussion, as usual, were the murders of Jim and Virginia Campbell. Campbell, 55, and his wife, Virginia, 50, and methodically shot them three times each with a semiautomatic pistol. But the investigation had reached a dead end. Tall and shapely, endowed with a come-hither voice, Kim was an obvious choice for the job.
As heinous crimes go, the murders of Houston attorney James Snake Campbell and his wife Virginia were coolly efficient. In the sultry predawn hours of June 10, , a masked figure entered the Campbell home through an open downstairs window, crept silently into the master bedroom and methodically extinguished the lives of his victims with six shots from an automatic pistol. Was this the handiwork of a professional hit man? A pay back from some disgruntled client? Billed as a real-life mystery, the Campbell murders fail miserably as a whodunit. The problem was building a provable case against the pair, who left only a surgical glove at the crime scene and constructed an airtight alibi. In return for a plea bargain that saved him from the death penalty, West agreed to testify against Cindy.