Topeka man pleads guilty to 2 grisly stabbing deaths
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 62-year-old Topeka man has admitted stabbing two men to death in September in Topeka.
Maximo Campillo-Echevarria pleaded guilty Thursday to murder in the deaths of 61-year-old Thomas Paul O’Conner and 22-year-old Chance Christian Clark, who was dismembered.
The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Campillo-Echevarria pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in the O’Conner death and second-degree murder in the Crank death.
As part of the plea, arson and aggravated weapons charges were dismissed.
Kansas Corrections records show Campillo-Echevarria was convicted of first-degree murder for a 1981 Shawnee County death and paroled in 2000. He returned to prison for 2004 convictions, including aggravated assault, but was paroled in 2015.
Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com