Domestic Dispute Ends in Tragedy: Fargo Woman Killed by Accused Killer with Violent Past

FARGO, North Dakota – Tragic details have emerged surrounding the death of 59-year-old Jody Campbell, who was killed in an apparent domestic dispute with 61-year-old Randall Dale Duffy. Court documents revealed that Duffy, who has a history of violence, was charged with murder in relation to Campbell’s death as well as felony domestic violence. The incident occurred at an apartment in the 3100 block of 33rd Street South, with Duffy confessing to officers that he had choked Campbell during an argument.

According to the police report, Duffy called 911 himself and admitted to killing his girlfriend. Officers found Campbell’s body in a closet in the apartment, where it was determined she had succumbed to her injuries. Duffy recounted to investigators that the dispute between them stemmed from issues surrounding methamphetamine, as both were active users. He confessed to keeping Campbell in a headlock until she lost consciousness, leaving her in the same spot upon his return to the apartment.

It was noted in the police report that Duffy had visible scratches on his body, suggesting a recent struggle. Further investigation into his criminal history revealed previous run-ins with law enforcement, including assault and drug charges. Remarkably, Campbell had reported multiple incidents of domestic violence involving Duffy, with at least nine such cases documented.

Campbell’s tragic fate has left loved ones and colleagues at Blackbird Woodfire devastated. An emotional tribute was shared by the pizza shop, where Campbell had worked as a server for a decade, highlighting her vibrant personality and dedication to serving others. A GoFundMe page has been set up to support Campbell’s family with funeral expenses, with an additional donation planned for a local domestic violence crisis center.

The series of disturbing events leading to Campbell’s untimely death shed light on the complexities of domestic disputes and the urgent need for support and resources in combating violence within relationships. The community mourns the loss of a cherished individual, vowing to remember her spirit and embody her passion for making a difference in the lives of others.