Sister-in-Law, Boyfriend Arrested in Businessman’s Slaying
TAMPA, Fla., July 29, 2005 — A slain Florida businessman’s sister-in-law and her boyfriend have been arrested in his killing, three days after he was found in his van.
Nathaniel Jackson and Victoria Jackson had been sought by authorities since Jeffrey Dampier Jr.’s body was found Tuesday night at the end of a dead-end road in Seffner. Victoria Jackson is the sister of Dampier’s wife Crystal, and detectives caught up with her and her boyfriend in Jacksonville Thursday night, where officials said they surrendered without a fight.
“Between 9:30, 10 p.m. last night, we got information that these two fugitives were going to be at a relative’s house,” said Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokesman J.D. Callaway. “We alerted the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office; their deputies went out there. It was somewhat of an uneventful situation. We found Mr. Nathaniel Jackson coming out of the house; he was arrested. Ms. Victoria Jackson was found in the back seat of the vehicle, and she was also arrested.”
Dampier, 39, owned Kassie’s Popcorn, a sweets shop named after his daughter. He moved his whole family to Florida after winning a $20 million jackpot in an Illinois lottery.
Dampier, investigators said, was kidnapped by the couple before he was killed. He was found with his hands behind his back and they believe robbery was behind his slaying.
Detectives said the suspects, who share a common last name but are not related to each other, were found with a lot of cash.
“They left after the homicide with thousands of dollars on them,” Callaway said. “In Jacksonville last night, Mr. Nathaniel Jackson was found with about $1,500 in his pocket. Where the rest of that money is, we don’t know.”
Nathaniel Jackson and Victoria Jackson were scheduled to appear in Duval County court Friday afternoon and face charges of first-degree murder, aggravated assault, armed carjacking and two counts of armed kidnapping.
Reported by ABC News affiliate WFTS in Tampa, Florida.Sister-in-Law, Boyfriend Arrested in Businessman’s Slaying TAMPA, Fla., July 29, 2005 — A slain Florida businessman’s sister-in-law and her boyfriend have been arrested in his killing, three
Jeffrey Dampier: ‘Killer Couples’ Airs Lottery Millionaire Murder On Victoria And Nathaniel Jackson Documentary
Jeffrey Dampier, the Tampa gourmet popcorn businessman and lottery winner who was found dead in a van in 2005, will have his story chronicled on the latest Snapped: Killer Couples on Oxygen. The episode titled, “Victoria and Nathaniel Jackson,” will tell the story of a rising multi-millionaire living the glamorous life, before that sheen of success was stripped away by greedy in-laws, who allegedly plotted to take the lottery winner’s millions for themselves. The crimes of Victoria Jackson and her boyfriend, Nathaniel Jackson, will be told by law enforcement, journalists, and the victim’s daughter.
Money Didn’t Buy Happiness
Tampa is a gorgeous Florida town that attracts many beach lovers who desire to soak up the sun year-round. There is a lot of money there, but there is also a lot of tragedy. No one knows that better than the Dampier family, whose lives were destroyed after the death of Jeffrey Dampier, a millionaire businessman who was murdered by family members after winning the lottery.
Authorities say Jeffrey Dampier had struggled most of his life, but he had a stroke of good luck when he won the state lottery in Illinois for $20 million. And, they say he really enjoyed living the good life and was known to carry large amounts of cash onhand and lavish his family, friends, and acquaintances with expensive gifts and toys. Very charitable with his money, Jeffrey Dampier also liked donating to the local church and helping people in need. The community viewed Jeffrey as a kind and generous family guy who was willing to give anyone the shirt off his back.
A Millionaire Targeted For Death
But, you see, that was the problem. The millionaire businessman was always passing out dollars to anyone with a sob story. What Jeffrey Dampier didn’t know was that there were growing jealousies in the family. His wife, Crystal, had already demanded that he stop funding her sisters’ lifestyles, something that angered Terri and Victoria, since they had grown accustomed to receiving help from their brother-in-law. Jeffrey Dampier had one more enemy. Victoria’s boyfriend, Nathaniel Jackson, was a man who secretly wanted everything that Jeffrey had. Nathaniel Jackson was also aware that Jeffrey had been having sex with Victoria since the age of 15; he reportedly hated standing by and watching Jeffrey act like the big man in the family.
Upset that Crystal Dampier had stopped the money train, Victoria and Nathaniel Jackson cut out a plan to continue their spending habits by luring Jeffrey to Victoria Jackson’s apartment. When Jeffrey Dampier arrived, he was met with a gun and later forced to enter his own vehicle, where they bound his wrists and shot him one time in the head, according to SP Times.
“Soon after her arrival, Victoria Jackson handed her $2,400 in cash. The money came from Dampier, who was married to their older sister but involved in a seven-year affair with Victoria. Nathaniel Jackson was at the apartment, then left. Victoria Jackson called Dampier and convinced him to come over. Victoria Jackson asked her sister to wait in the bedroom until Dampier left, Terri Jackson said. She could hear them kissing and talking. When she heard the front door open and close, Terri Jackson came out of the bedroom. Nathaniel Jackson had a gun drawn on his girlfriend and Dampier, she testified. ‘Hey man, I’ll give you what you want. Just let me live.”‘
Nathaniel and Victoria Jackson did not let him live, the SP Times continues.
“Sit down,” Nathaniel Jackson said. “Fat boy, city boy, rich boy. I’ve been waiting to get you. You think you can have sex with two sisters, rich boy?”Jeffrey Dampier, the Tampa gourmet popcorn businessman and lottery winner who was found dead in a van in 2005, will have his story chronicled on the latest Snapped: Killer Couples on Oxygen. The … ]]>