Carlos Rodriguez Confesses to KAMC News in Letter
The KAMC Newsroom received a hand-written letter on Thursday from Carlos Rodriguez, confessing to the murder of Zoe Campos.
Campos went missing back on November 17th, 2013 and was found 5 years later in they backyard of a home in the 1900 block of 70th Street. Rodriguez wrote to KAMC and described the events that went on the day she went missing.
Rodriguez says that he and Campos agreed to meet at his house, and they both smoked cigarillos containing K-2 (synthetic marijuana).
Rodriguez went on to write the following.:
I started to lose track of time and spacing out. She kept saying things and I could hear her laughing but my mind was somewhere else. When I turned to face her, her face looked different. She looked very weird in an evil way and I started to panic but I couldn’t move. I wanted to tell her but didn’t want to sound weak or embarrassed so I started to sweat a lot and I could feel my heart pounding so hard in my chest that I couldn’t speak or swallow because of this huge knot in my throat. Zoe kept grinning and asking me if I was okay but I was certain I was dying. Thats [sic] when I started to get light headed and my vision started to black out. Then Zoe said “your [sic] f***ing tripping” and when she opened her mouth to laugh her face started to melt and that’s when I struck her. She got up and I heard a demonic scream I remember her running to the door and so I grabbed what appeard [sic] to be a demon from behind in a rear naked choke. I don’t know how long I was choking her gut. When I let go I started to come back I started to realize what had happened and my whole world started to crumble.
Rodriguez went on to say that he does not wish to be labeled as a murderer, but as a 20-year-old kid who made a mistake because of K-2.
He remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.