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Campos pleads guilty in murder of ex-girlfriend

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (WSAU-Wheeler News) - A Marshfield man pleaded guilty today to killing his ex-girlfriend – and a second charge for paying a jail inmate to kill the woman’s final lover was dropped in a plea bargain.

21-year-old Gabriel Campos changed his mind about pleading insanity. He was convicted in Wood County Circuit Court of first degree intentional homicide in the stabbing death of 18-year-old Maisie McCullough last September. Authorities said the two broke up before she died. Campos turned himself in on the day after the killing, when he was with his son at a motel in Wisconsin Rapids. The second charge of soliciting a homicide was filed after Campos reportedly offered a fellow jail inmate an assault rifle, a car, and 46-hundred dollars to kill a 24-year-old Junction City man. The inmate later told authorities about the offer.

Despite the plea deal, Campos still faces life-in-prison unless the judge decides to set a minimum date for a supervised release. Judge Todd Wolf ordered a pre-sentence investigation. The actual sentencing will be set at a later date.