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Man pleads guilty in stabbing death of Leavenworth man

January 5, 2022 GMT

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Wednesday in the stabbing death of a Leavenworth man, whose wife has already been convicted for his killing.

Jeffery M. Samulczyk, 38, pleaded guilty to felony murder for the death of Joshua Gilson, 37, whose body was found wrapped in plastic in the cellar of his home on Oct. 30, 2020.

As part of a plea agreement, charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder and interference with law enforcement were dismissed, the Leavenworth Times reported.

Samulczyk was scheduled to go to trial next week.

The prosecutor said investigators found text messages between Samulczyk and Gilson’s wife, Alexandra Gilson, discussing the murder and how they would cover it up.

Alexandra Gilson was sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty in August to first-degree murder.

Sentencing for Samulcyzk is scheduled for Feb. 9.