UPDATE: Wis. man gets life for girlfriend's fatal stabbing

UPDATED Friday, January 10, 2014 --- 4:56 p.m.

MARINETTTE, Wis. (AP) -- A Peshtigo man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for fatally stabbing his girlfriend, who was an advocate for domestic violence victims.

Forty-nine-year-old Brent Kaempf was sentenced Friday for the murder of Trish Waschbisch.

Waschbisch was found stabbed to death last April in the home she shared with Kaempf. She was the interim director of a domestic violence shelter in Marinette.

Kaempf pleaded no contest to first-degree intentional homicide. The conviction carries an automatic penalty of life in prison.

WLUK-TV reports Judge David Miron had the option to set an initial parole eligibility date after 20 years, but decided that Kaempf will never get out of prison.

According to the complaint, friends told authorities that Waschbisch said she was going to break up with Kaempf.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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UPDATED Thursday, May 2, 2013 --- 11:24 a.m.

PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) -- Bond of $1 million cash has been set for a Peshtigo man charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend, who was an advocate for victims of domestic violence.

A judge in Marinette County set the bond Thursday for 48-year-old Brent Kaempf. He's charged in the death of 45-year-old Patricia Waschbisch. She was found dead in her Peshtigo home Sunday night.

According to the criminal complaint, friends told authorities that Waschbisch said she was going to break up with Kaempf and that he was stalking her at a bar.

Police found Kaempf sleeping in his car in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa early Monday and arrested.

WLUK-TV reports Kaempf is due back in court May 10.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press

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Posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 --- 11:21 p.m.

PESHTIGO, Wis. (AP) -- A Peshtigo man is charged with fatally stabbing his girlfriend, who was an advocate for victims of domestic violence.

Forty-eight-year-old Brent Kaempf was charged Wednesday with one count of first-degree intentional homicide.

Kaempf is accused of killing 45-year-old Patricia Waschbisch. She was found dead in her Peshtigo home Sunday night.

According to the criminal complaint, friends told authorities that Waschbisch said she was going to break up with Kaempf and that he was stalking her at a bar.

Waschbisch's daughter found her mother's body on their bathroom floor. Police found Kaempf sleeping in his car in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa early Monday. He told officers he had run away from home.

Kaempf remains in the Marinette County Jail. WLUK-TV (http://bit.ly/16pKPVt) reports he's expected to appear in court Thursday.

Copyright 2013: Associated Press


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