Greenfield murder suspect headed for trial in killing of girlfriend
Melissa McCrady reports. Video by tmj4.comvideo
MILWAUKEE - A man who allegedly murdered his girlfriend, a mother of three, has pleaded not guilty, waived his preliminary hearing and is headed toward a trial in the case.
On the day Maggie Litwicki was buried, Christopher Gish made a court appearance in the murder case.
Litwicki's family, including her 12-year-old daughter Kirstin, was in court to speak on her behalf.
"She was the best mom, a loving person, caring," said Sherri Ayers, the victim's aunt.
She was brutally murdered inside her townhouse in Greenfield earlier in July.
Her two sons, Kaleb and Kayden, were asleep inside.
Police say Gish was "so out of rage that he stabbed her with a kitchen knife" several times, then "kicked her in the face before leaving."
Litwicki's family says Gish emotionally abused her for years.
"My daughter loved him and thought he could change, but he couldn't," said Debra Wensierski, Litwicki's mother.
When she threatened to take the kids, investigators say he snapped.
"He was an animal. That's all he was. To do that to my daughter...my daughter was the only one who ever loved him."
The two kids Gish shared with Litwicki face the possibility of life without their mother or their father.
"Now my grandkids have no parents. My two boys have no parents."
The Greenfield Little League was set to host a fundraiser Wednesday night at Kulwicki Park on behalf of Litwicki.
Her son Kaleb is a member of that little league.