DeSoto D.A.: Man convicted in Vanzant murder will never be parol - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

DeSoto D.A.: Man convicted in Vanzant murder will never be paroled

Jamia Vanzant was shaken up, worried that her assailant could be up for parole. Prosecutors have said Winfred Campbell will spend his remaining days behind bars. Jamia Vanzant was shaken up, worried that her assailant could be up for parole. Prosecutors have said Winfred Campbell will spend his remaining days behind bars.
MANSFIELD, LA (KSLA) - A DeSoto Parish woman was shaken up and in tears after hearing that the man convicted of brutally murdering her mother and shooting her twice may have been up for parole. 

KSLA News 12 discovered Jamia Vanzant's fears are unfounded. 

Police said in October 2007, Winfred Campbell showed up at Vanzant's grandmother's house and shot Vanzant once in the thigh and another time in the leg. The very pregnant Vanzant said she managed to scoot away from Campbell and play dead. Sandra Vanzant wasn't so fortunate, she was shot multiple times as she tried to run over to a neighbor's house for help.

“I was seven months pregnant he could have killed me and my baby but thank God he spared us and covered us," she said.

According to prosecutors involved in the case, Campbell will never have the chance to be a free man again, according to state law.

DeSoto Parish D.A. Richard Z. Johnson Jr. said Campbell will never be eligible for parole since he was convicted of second degree murder. 

"Under Louisiana law, a person convicted of second degree murder is sentenced to life in prison, without benefit of probation, suspension of sentence or parole," he said. 

"Simply put, Winfred Campbell will spend the rest of his life in prison. He will never be eligible for a parole hearing."

Campbell was convicted and sentenced in 2010. 

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