Wisconsin man gets life in prison for killing girlfriend who was advocate for domestic violence victims

MARINETTE (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.

JJudge 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.


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