The man accused of killing a security guard at a downtown Cincinnati hotel pleads guilty.
Prosecutors charged Joseph Tucker with murder and burglary.
Police say he stabbed 58 year old Richard Campbell to death in December at the Hilton Netherland Plaza. Campbell was working an unscheduled shift on his birthday when he was attacked. An autopsy revealed he died from 6-8 stab wounds. A weapon was never recovered.
Tucker faces 25 years to life in prison.
Story filed on December 10, 2012
Cincinnati Police on Monday released security video of a suspect wanted for questioning in the murder of a security guard at the Hilton Netherland Plaza hotel in Downtown Cincinnati. 58-year-old Richard Campbell was found dead on Friday, on his birthday, stabbed in a stairwell while covering an unscheduled shift.
Today officers released security photos of a white man who appears to be between the ages of 20 and 30 years who is wanted for questioning in Campbell's murder. The suspect has dark hair. He was wearing a dark jacket and jeans with a white or light colored shirt underneath a jacket and carrying a red messenger bag. He appears to try to tiptoe past the lobby, then casually walks toward a set of outside doors.
Campbell called for help on his radio around 5 a.m. on Friday. The hotel called police. Police found Campbell's body in a stairwell. Detectives say he died of a stab wound, though no weapon was found.
Officials say Campbell had worked at the hotel for about 8 years. He was killed on his birthday-a day he was supposed to have off but he had been called in to cover a shift. Campbell had just arrived and hadn't even clocked in yet when he was attacked. Officials say Campbell was also a Vietnam Veteran. Workers were deeply affected by the news-they said the guard was well-loved and will be deeply missed.