Man Convicted of Killing Ex-girlfriend Gets Life in Prison

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A 22-year-old Marshfield man convicted of first-degree intentional homicide in the 2012 death of his former girlfriend has been sentenced to life in prison with the eligibility of parole in 40 years.

Prosecutors say on September 7, 2012 the body of Maisie McCullough, 18, was found in the bathtub of the home the couple once shared with their young child.

A forensic pathologist who performed the autopsy on McCullough determined the cause of death to be multiple sharp force injuries, including a cut to her throat that severed her airway, right jugular vein and carotid artery.

Campos was arrested at a Wisconsin Rapids Motel 6 the next day with their 2-year-old son, who was unharmed. Investigators say a single set of shoe prints left at the scene matches shoes Gabriel Campos was wearing when he turned himself into police.

Marshfield police testified during a preliminary hearing that Campos had blood on his legs and in his car, and a blood-covered knife in his car that had both his and McCullough's DNA on it.

Police believe McCullough had recently ended her relationship with Campos before she was killed.

Campos' case never went to trial as he pleaded guilty to the charge in May.