Gish pleads not guilty in stabbing death of Margaret Litwicki
GREENFIELD — 38-year-old Christopher Gish, the man charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his girlfriend, pleaded not guilty to the charge Wednesday morning, July 25th. This, after Gish waived his right to a preliminary hearing. The court then bound him over for trial.
Gish is charged with the homicide of girlfriend, Margaret Litwicki, on Saturday, July 14th. Litwicki was found stabbed to death in her Greenfield home.
Officials say two of Litwicki’s three children, two boys, ages eight and six were in the home, along with two adults. Police do not believe any of them witnessed the incident.
According to the criminal complaint, Gish admitted to police that he stabbed Litwicki in the chest numerous times after he said she threatened to take the kids away. The report states that Gish told police: “I never wanted to kill her,” but later said, “You know what? I don’t feel bad that I did it. I honestly don’t for some #$@&ing oddball reason dude…”
Gish also told police he believed Litwicki was having an affair with a man named Mikey, and said he regrets not being able to get to him. After stabbing Litwicki to death, Gish tells police he said, “I hope it was worth it…”
Police say early Saturday morning, Oak Creek police officials discovered an abandoned vehicle that had been involved in a crash in the 600 block of East College Avenue. The vehicle was listed to Litwicki.
Officers attempted to make contact with Litwicki at her home but were unable.
Later, members of the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office contacted Oak Creek police officials and advised they were in contact with Gish, who had been transported to the hospital after the crash. Officials had learned Gish lived at the residence near 44th and Morgan.
Officials say while at the hospital, Gish made statements that led officers to become concerned for the residents at the home. Officials asked Greenfield police officers to check on the welfare of the residents at that time.
Around 6:00 a.m. Saturday, Greenfield police officers gained entry to the home, and found Litwicki dead in an upstairs bedroom.
If convicted, Gish faces life in prison.