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Suspect in Peshtigo Murder Due in CourtSubmitted: 05/02/2013
Story By Associated Press

PESHTIGO - A Peshtigo man waits to appear in court, accused of stabbing to death his girlfriend, who was an advocate for victims of domestic violence.

48 year old Brent Kaempf was charged Wednesday with one count of first degree murder.

45 year old Patricia Waschbisch was found dead in her Peshtigo home Sunday night.

According to court documents, friends told authorities that Waschbisch 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.

He's expected to appear in Marinette County court today.

(Copyright 2013 Associated Press - All Rights Reserved)


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