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MichiganHopeful's avatar - WINGS

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Posted: August 19, 2005, 5:15 pm - IP Logged
above is the link to the video
These people need to be put UNDER the jail.
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Murdered Millionaire Laid To Rest


By First Coast News Staff

07-29-2005

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Family and friends held a funeral Saturday for the millionaire murdered near Tampa this week. Jeffrey Dampier was found dead Thursday.

Nathaniel Jackson and Victoria Jackson, not related, are still in custody in Duval County. Jacksonville Sheriff's officers had received a tip call that the two were staying in a home on Morehouse Road Thursday. Investigators say the two went with police without any incident.

Officers say Nathaniel Jackson first lied about his name and denied having ID. A search later turned up an Illinois drivers license with his actual identity. Victoria Jackson also gave police several false names and birthdates before revealing her true identity. The two are now charged with murder and kidnapping.

JSO confiscated clothing from the home where the two were staying. It's been sent to Tampa for processing. Officers also say they found a bag of marijuana in the back of their police cruiser after the suspects got out.

Dampier, 39, had won a $20 million jackpot in the Illinois Lottery several years ago. He had moved with his family to Hillsborough County to open a popcorn store. Police say Victoria Jackson is Dampier's sister-in-law, and Nathaniel Jackson, her boyfriend.

It all started when neighbors noticed a running van sitting at the end of their road in Seffner, near Tampa, Tuesday. Witnesses say a couple got out of the van and claimed they had run out of gas -- a claim that seemed suspicious.

"We walked up to the vehicle cautiously," said neighbor James Ruffalo.

"We even knocked on the window. No one answered. I could see in his eyes that he saw something and he said, 'I see blood everywhere, I can see a body. Call 911.'"

Dampier was later found dead in the driver's seat with one gunshot wound.

Police believe the couple drove him from his home in Brandon to Seffner, also in Hillsborough County, demanding money all along the way. Another woman was also in the van and may have witnessed the murder. Her identity is not being released for her protection.

Stay with First Coast News and firstcoastnews.com for continuing coverage.

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    Posted: August 19, 2005, 6:59 pm - IP Logged

    Like Deep Throat said, follow the money first, second, third, and fourth. Police Detectives may not be the smartest people in the world, but they are a long way from the dumbest.

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      Blaine WA
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      Posted: August 19, 2005, 8:26 pm - IP Logged

      another example to remain anonymous and to collect the winnings in a method that limits peoples access to your funds. it does happen to the best people and sometimes by thos you may trust. money has a way of changing points of view.

      the odds do not mean much to those who win the jackpot

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        Posted: August 19, 2005, 11:48 pm - IP Logged

        Since one of the people involved was a relative there isn't much you can do other than become far less trusting.

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          Morrison, IL
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          Posted: August 20, 2005, 11:48 am - IP Logged

            Yep, money tends to bring out the worst in people.

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            Posted: August 20, 2005, 12:25 pm - IP Logged

            JSO confiscated clothing from the home where the two were staying. It's been sent to Tampa for processing. Officers also say they found a bag of marijuana in the back of their police cruiser after the suspects got out.

            Sounds a bit metaphysical.

            Wonder what those officers did with it.

            Jack

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              dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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              Posted: August 20, 2005, 6:52 pm - IP Logged

              Whatever happened to New York State's former LOTTO advertisement: All You Need Is A Dollar And A Dream?  Although the murder didn't take place in New York City or upstate New York -- which is irrelevant -- the murderers' diabolical plans were foiled (and thank goodness for that.)

              Now, if they had only spent a dollar, dreamed, and be patient, they too, like the $20 million dollar winner, would have enjoyed their financial success!

              It is amazing how some people are so infused with jealousy over someone's lottery luck (success) that they would do almost anything to share or be a part of their dream -- instead of waiting for 'their ship to dock!'

              Finally, since some people are not patient (they can't wait or they refuse to wait)... 1 day, 5 years, 10 years, or even 20 years until they join the ranks of the lucky ones who are diligent and patient, and in my opinion, deserve their great financial reward!


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                Posted: August 20, 2005, 8:15 pm - IP Logged

                I'm disappointed to see a winning jackpot winner get killed. So who will be able to get the lotto winnings since Mr. Dampier is dead? Well, congratulations to the $20 million jackpot man in IL anyway.

                  dphillips's avatar - littleuns
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                  Posted: August 20, 2005, 9:02 pm - IP Logged

                  If he had a WILL, I assume his heirs would inherit his winnings.  If he didn't have a WILL, his estate would be in probate.  This is why is it very important that a lottery winner have a WILL to avoid court probate.  I can smell the heirs coming out of the woodwork...even the 40th cousin -- twice removed!

                  Sadly, my condolences to his family and his friends for his untimely death.