One of WA's most sadistic killers is linked to a 1975 murder of a college student.

University of Washington student Hallie Ann Seaman was last seen alive on April 29th, 1975. The 25-year old was working for a master's degree in architecture. A day later, a man found Seaman's body near a parking lot in Seattle She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed repeatedly. Her vehicle was set on fire about 4 miles from where her body was found.

In 2023, DNA evidence showed that Charles Rodman Campbell was likely responsible.

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Campbell is one of Washington's most sadistic killers. In December, 1974, he sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint in her yard. He threatened her life and the life of her baby if she didn't do what he commanded. She called the police after he left and reported the crime. Campbell wasn't found until 1976, when the woman picked him out of a police line-up. He was arrested, charged, and sentenced to 30 years for 1st-degree rape. At the trial the woman and her neighbor testified. However, Campbell was released just six years later for good behavior. His victims weren't notified of his release.

Acting out of revenge, Campbell killed the woman, her daughter (who was now 8), and the neighbor who testified. The neighbor's husband found the three victims on April 14th, 1982.

Charles Campbell was arrested the following week.

He was charged with 1st-degree murder and 2nd-degree theft. On December 17th, 1984, Campbell was sentenced to death.

In 1994, Charles Rodman Campbell was executed by hanging at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla in 1994. He was the last death row inmate to be hanged.

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Related: While out on work release in 1982, Campbell met and impregnated a woman.

Jacob Campbell was born on October 18th, 1982.

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