BROCK, Gwendolyn D

Gwendolyn D. Brock

Birth: December 31, 1970
Death: November 25, 1990


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Staff Reports – Jan 10, 2017 Updated Feb 19, 2019

Parole denied for man convicted in 1990 Houston County murder

A man found living in New Orleans 10 years after killing a woman outside a Houston County nightclub was denied parole on Tuesday morning.

Vincent Lampkin, now 50 years old, had his case presented before the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles to request early release from prison. He is serving a 99-year sentence for the 1990 shooting death of Gwendolyn Brock, who he confronted on Nov. 25, 1990, in the parking lot of the 500 Club in the Bay Springs Community as she was trying to leave. Lampkin shot Brock in the face with a .380-caliber pistol after asking her to return a ring he had given her. Brock later died at Flowers Hospital from a single gunshot wound to the head.

Lampkin eluded police capture for almost a decade, working as a barber in New Orleans under the name of Leon David Joseph. He was arrested on an aggravated assault charge against his wife in April 2001. Fingerprints obtained by police making that arrest identified him by his real name and he was arrested again in May 2001 and charged with Brock’s murder.

During his trial, Lampkin testified he was trying to hand the gun over to Brock when it went off accidentally. However, Chris White, who was with Brock that night, testified that tensions between Brock and Lampkin had been building for several months after she broke off a two-year relationship with Lampkin in the fall of 1990. White said Lampkin confronted him and Brock at the nightclub and later order White to get out of Brock’s car.

Lampkin was convicted in January 2003 and sentenced to serve 99 years in prison.

Outgoing District Attorney Doug Valeska and incoming District Attorney Pat Jones both appeared before the parole board to protest early release for Lampkin.

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