Carlos Rodriquez pleads guilty to Zoe Campos murder
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Nearly nine years later, Carlos Rodriquez has pleaded guilty to the 2013 murder of Zoe Campos on Aug 15.
Rodriquez has elected to have a jury determine his sentence. He is facing five to 99 years or life in prison.
He admitted to killing 18-year-old Campos in a handwritten letter he released in 2019.
The letter detailed how he met the Lubbock teen on November 17, 2013, and felt an immediate attraction and desire to know her. During their time together, the two engaged in sexual acts and smoked cigarillos containing K-2 synthetic marijuana. In the letter, Rodriguez said he was hallucinating that Campos was a demon and attacked her.
Rodriquez admitted he choked Campos to death.
In November 2018, human remains were found buried in the backyard of a residence in the 1900 block of 70th Street. Rodriquez was later arrested and charged with murder.
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