A Greenfield man who is accused of killing a Greenfield woman inside her home has pleaded guilty to the crime.
Christopher Randolph Gish, 38, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree reckless homicide Monday for the stabbing death of Margaret “Maggie” Litwicki in July at her home in the 4400 block of West Morgan Avenue.
Gish pleaded guilty as part of a deal with prosecutors where the charges were reduced from first-degree intentional homicide, which carried a life sentence if convicted. He still faces up to 40 years in prison for the crime.
According to the criminal complaint:
Two Greenfield police officers went to Litwicki’s address after her car had been found by the Oak Creek Police Department, abandoned and apparently in a crash.
The officers were eventually allowed into the house and found Litwicki in an upstairs bedroom dead of apparent stab wounds to her torso and face. The medical examiner said Litwicki likely died as a result of a stab wound to the chest and that she had suffered numerous other stab wounds to the neck, head and extremities.
Gish, meanwhile, was found near the 128th Air Refueling Wing, 1919 E. Grange Avenue. When questioned by a Greenfield police detective, Gish initially said he didn’t remember anything about what happened, but later admitted he was angry with Litwicki when she said she was going to take the couple’s two children and he’d never see them again.
He then told police that if he could not have the kids, nobody was going to. At one point he told police “You know what, I don’t feel bad that I did it. I honestly don’t for some (expletive) oddball reason dude, I couldn’t take it.”
Gish said he may have stabbed Litwicki four or five times.
Gish will be sentenced in Milwaukee County Circuit Court in January.