Man pleads guilty to Ohio security guard’s murder

CINCINNATI (AP) — Court officials say a man has pleaded guilty to murder in the fatal stabbing of a security guard at a downtown Cincinnati hotel last year.

Joseph Tucker Jr. had been charged with aggravated murder and other counts in the stabbing of 58-year-old Richard Campbell, and could have received life in prison without parole if convicted of all the charges.

A bailiff and the defense attorney say the 36-year-old Tucker, of Cincinnati, pleaded guilty to one count of murder Wednesday and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. The other charges were dropped for the plea.

Campbell was found dead from several stab wounds in a stairwell of the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza on Dec. 7.

Tucker has said he was on alcohol and drugs at the time.

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