Man arrested in double homicide was once convicted of murder

Published: Sep. 24, 2017 at 6:40 PM CDT
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Bond is set at $1 million for the suspect in a Sunday evening stabbing at a Topeka apartment building that left two people dead.

However, jail officials say 62-year old Maximo Campillo-Echevarria is listed as non-bondable for a parole violation and due to a federal immigration hold.

Topeka Police were called just after 6 p.m. Sunday to the Capital Corner Apartments, 800 SW Polk St. When officers arrived, they found one man with life-threatening injuries. He was taken to a local hospital, where he later died.

Officers later found a second victim, who had died at the scene.

Police also evacuated residents and called fire crews, due to an alarm going off inside the building. It's not clear if any fire was actually found.

TPD said officers found Campillo-Echevarria walking in the area. He was arrested and booked into the Shawnee County Jail on two counts of first-degree murder.

The victims' names have not been released. The investigation is still ongoing.

Kansas Dept. of Corrections records show Campillo-Echevarria was convicted of first degree murder for a 1981 Shawnee Co. case. He was paroled in 2000, but returned to prison for a 2004 conviction on counts including aggravated assault and domestic battery.

Records show Campillo-Echevarria was paroled to Shawnee Co. in January 2015.