- Associated Press - Thursday, December 21, 2017

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.

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Information from: The Topeka (Kan.) Capital-Journal, http://www.cjonline.com

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