Man, 60, charged in 65-year-old's beating death

Published On: Feb 19 2013 01:31:05 PM EST   Updated On: Feb 19 2013 01:51:36 PM EST

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Thomas Campton


A 60-year-old Jacksonville man has been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the beating death of a 65-year-old man last week.

Thomas Campton is accused of killing Jerry Campbell.

Neighbors said Campbell's girlfriend found him lying face down in the front yard of a home on South Gulf Road on Feb. 11, unconscious in the grass in front of a red buggy, his prized possession.

According to a police report, Campbell had a broken nose and a possible head injury. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and later died.

Neighbors said Campbell had lived there for decades and retired from the U.S. Navy.


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