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Gregory Powell, who was convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer during an infamous kidnapping in 1963 that inspired Joseph Wambaugh’s true-life crime novel, “The Onion Field,” has died in a California prison at age 79. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)

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Gregory Powell, who was convicted of killing a Los Angeles police officer during an infamous kidnapping in 1963 that inspired Joseph Wambaugh’s true-life crime novel, “The Onion Field,” has died in a California prison at age 79. (AP Photo/California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)