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40 years parole eligibility in woman’s homicide

Wood County corrections officers lead Gabriel Campos down a hallway in the Wood County Courthouse in Wisconsin Rapids,, Wis., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, following his sentencing to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 40 years, in the killing of his former girlfriend Maisie E. McCullough. Campos was arrested at a Wisconsin Rapids motel with his 2-year-old son in September 2012, a day after his ex-girlfriend was found with her throat cut in the bathtub of a home the couple once shared. (AP Photo/The Daily Tribune, Casey Lake)

Wood County corrections officers lead Gabriel Campos down a hallway in the Wood County Courthouse in Wisconsin Rapids on Tuesday following his sentencing to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 40 years. Campos killed his former girlfriend, Maisie McCullough. (AP Photo/The Daily Tribune, Casey Lake)

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (AP) — A 22-year-old Marshfield man convicted of killing the mother of his child has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in 40 years.

Gabriel Campos was arrested at a Wisconsin Rapids motel with his 2-year-old son in September 2012, a day after his ex-girlfriend was found with her throat cut in the bathtub of a home the couple once shared.

Marshfield police testified during a preliminary hearing that blood DNA that Campos had on his legs and in his car and a blood-covered knife in his vehicle matched the victim, 18-year-old Maisie McCullough. Authorities say McCullough had recently ended her relationship with Campos before she was killed.

WSAW-TV says Campos earlier pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide.

Information from: WSAW-TV, http://www.wsaw.com

56 comments

  1. The show leaves a ton out that we need to gain better understanding. However, I do have a few comments. First, I thought it was odd that the story said his name was Gabriel Campos and not Derrick. After reading the comments, if it is not an error and he did change his name to match his son’s name, this is interesting. Mom never mentioned a biological father. He resented the step father and the name change kind of points to a void he had with no biological father. He may have changed the name to be more connected to his son. Also when the mom walked in on him pacing, saying “my son’s not going to call another man dad!” This was a sign pointing to him not having his own dad, Masie leaving, new boyfriend, and resentment to step dad. Someone also mentioned Derrick was adopted and he wasn’t. I wonder if mom never involved the biological dad or if he rejected having a child and left. Either way that was handled wrong and problems stemmed from the dad issue and how mom chose to deal with it. She should feel some guilt because she watered the seed that grew in him. She never disciplined him and when step dad tried to she never stood unified with that. She waited til he was gone and replaced the play station. He never should have gotten another okay station in life!! The fact that he waited out the entire day, CHRISTMAS DAY to not eat the eggs is amazing. Now to those commenting that autism is get out of discipline free card, NO WAY. Many people like to give their children these “diagnosis” as a means to avoid dealing with certain behaviors or to justify a child’s issues and get away with making it an illness. Rather than what it is, bad behavior that you are supposed to put time into and parent. The last two generations have labeled, misdiagnosed, and thrown hard drugs or narcotics at children by calling it add, ADHD, autism, and mental illness of different types when discipline and consistent parenting is what was lacking. I know I am going to hear it for this part of my comment but it is true. I’m not saying it is the case for all kids and some kids do genuinely have these issues. They do, some do. But not all. When parents do not want to face their own short comings, it is easier to label or make it an illness. Simple truth. May not be popular opinion, but it’s the harsh truth. Many people I grew up with became addicts with more issues because they were labeled as children and it was really lazy parents or made up issues when therapy became “a thing!” With or without dad, mom had a job to do with Derrick and she messed up. Hopefully she learned from her mistakes and does better with grandson. I wonder if Masie didn’t have the best parents because usually her relatives would have put up a fight to get the baby. More likely to win too cause her son was the killer. No one seemed to care that she moved in with Derrick and no one cares to acknowledge that SHE was willing to leave her son as soon as she turned 18!! She was not afraid to leave, and she was not afraid to come back when she came to his house the day she was killed. We can not over look a lot is missing about her as well. I definitely would like more details than the show gave cause so much is missing and these comments speak volumes to how some of you out there were raised as well. To the Lucy who wants a man like this to hurt her, I pray that is a troll comment. If not, that is not normal, that is not love, and please speak to someone to get help before you end up in an ugly situation that you seriously do not want to be a part of. If you are just trying to get reactions and be funny, it’s NOT. Because a true psychopath will one day be real serious about how careless a comment like that can be. Please talk to someone if you truly feel that way because your comment bothered me most. Especially if it’s a true feeling and not a troll comment. Derrick, you deserve prison but still speak to psychologist while you are there. At least so we can learn and prevent this type of behavior from happening in the first place. Mom, for the sake of your grandson and you to not repeat this cycle, GET REAL HELP. You fucked up. Fix it! Discipline is necessary and the fact that you lied to your friend to cover up one of his incidents is telling of YOUR deep seeded issues. It’s not ok and you should feel some guilt. Not trying to be mean but you need tough love and THE TRUTH. You must own up to short comings. Separate your son and grandson. If you love them you MUST. Masie, may you rest in peace and regardless of the situation or your issues, you never deserved to lose your life at Derricks hands. You deserved better. I seen some family in the comments and I wish they would be honest and share more details. Even if they are not so good, it’s ok. We just need to learn from it good or bad. I pray for you too. I am very blunt but not intended to be mean. Truth is how we heal, as people, together. Everything else keeps the circle going and we have more Derricks. The dumb comments in this thread are such examples. It had to be said. What we put out into the world is what we get back. My opinion is real and from a genuine place of concern and love for a better world believe it or not. May God have mercy on us all. This is definitely a crazy time to be alive. Don’t lose yourself in the chaos. That part is for anyone reading.

  2. His mother is a blithering idiot. I wanted to reach into the TV and slap her sideways for being such a complete fool.

    This boy should have been disciplined the first time he threw a fit because he didn’t get his way. Instead his mom enabled him and helped to make him the monster that he is.

  3. The grandson needs to be taken away!!! She is an unfit mother. She parented out of guilt & now there is double guilt. That child has no hope for a good future.

  4. The mother is to blame. She is ridiculous with everything she allowed. She was just waiting and waiting for something to happen and it finally did. Her son needed help from day one. I never heard anything about therapy, social services being involved,. She did nothing but sat around and waited.. her sons girlfriend begged her to throw her son out and she wouldn’t. I pray for her grandson. She shouldn’t have custody because any signs of trouble she’ll repeat her whole pattern again. She is a blubbering moron. She should be embarrassed

  5. His mother should have let that little monster die when he was ill as an infant none of this would have happened, lets just hope someone will be at his parole hearings and prevent for that monster to be set free and to continue to terrorize society, for her grandson he has to bear the evil and wicked ways of his father.

  6. Sincere condolences to Masie’s family. She’s the true victim here. Hindsight is just that. The Campos’ deserve no more attention or mention.

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