The Campbell family (Facebook)

The Campbell family (Facebook)

Justin Campbell, 37, died from a gunshot wound to the head in his home in Glen Carbon, Illinois on Thursday, March 16. Madison County coroner Stephen Nonn reports Campbell died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Cristy Campbell, 32, was pronounced dead at Silver Lake in Highland, Illinois, Thursday afternoon. Her body was recovered from the lake 400 feet from her partially submerged vehicle. The preliminary cause of death is environmental exposure and drowning.

The Campbell family (Facebook)

The Campbell family (Facebook)

The fire was first reported 15 minutes before the SUV was seen driving into the lake. The couple’s infant son, 3-month-old Julian Campbell, was rescued from the submerged SUV by paramedic Todd Zobrist, who performed CPR on the roof of the SUV. The Campbells’ six other children survived the house fire.

Justin was charged with domestic abuse against Cristy in 2005 for allegedly slapping her in the head when she was pregnant. He was sentenced in March 2006 to probation and fined $500. They married on Nov. 3, 2006. She filed for legal separation in September 2010.

The Campbell family (Facebook)

The Campbell family (Facebook)

In April 2012, Cristy Campbell obtained an emergency protection order against her husband and filed for divorce, alleging in court papers that he “abuses me on a weekly basis.” He allegedly punched and choked her.

“He has told me that I’m a no good wife,” Campbell wrote in her application for the protection order. The divorce was granted in February 2013.

Funeral arrangements for both Justin and Cristy Campbell are pending.

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  • SAMUEL

    Seems like home girl snap and was sick of dude abusing her, now the whole family is ruined.

  • Taunya73

    I pray for strength for those babies and the rest of the family.

  • nosey rosy

    man what is wrong with black men . them haveing a white woman whom they claim are better off than black women , and still acting afool , i mean he divorced her so why was he still hanging around his baby moma? if your done with an abuser your done , if you keep dippin and doing your gonna get what you got coming . she oviously was unhappy with the break up , and he retaliated by sexing her and leaving her with all them kids . if he was an abuser she should have not kept taking him in some times people do this to please the kids . but children dont identify their own father as a nightmare
    so how do you get them to understand . now they do or as they grow older they will get it ..

  • nosey rosy

    if he was so unhappy he should have left , got a new woman well all them kids who would wanted either of them . i think if you got that many kids just chill and marry and be a married couple . someone had to be on drugs here . god pray for them children