Fox News – A dad walked into a Minnesota police station “covered in blood” and told police he beat a man with a shovel 15 to 20 times and “finished him off” with a moose antler, according to court documents.
The suspect, Levi Axtell, 27, was taken into custody and arraigned Friday on a second-degree murder charge in the death of 77-year-old Lawrence V. Scully, who was convicted of molesting a 6-year-old girl in 1979.
Axtell was suspicious of Scully and believed he was stalking his toddler daughter at her day care, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by Fox News Digital.
Axtell said he had known Scully for a long time “and believed him to have sexually offended against children in the past,” the criminal complaint read.
“(Axtell) said he had observed (Scully) parked in the vehicle at locations where children were present and believed he would re-offend.”
He filed an order of protection in 2018 against Scully, which was initially granted but dropped several weeks later. It’s unclear why the order of protection was dropped.
On March 8, shortly before 5 p.m., the Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a citizen who watched someone pull into Scully’s Grand Marais driveway, “smash a vehicle” and “then run into the house,” according to the affidavit.
“The citizen then heard screaming coming from the house,” the affidavit says. “While on the call, approximately a minute later,” the citizen told a dispatcher the man was driving to the police station, which is about three blocks away.
That’s when Axtell allegedly told police what happened.
Axtell was covered in blood and “put his hands on his head and said that he had murdered (Scully) with a shovel,” according to the affidavit.
Deputies from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office found Scully in his Grand Marais, Minnesota, home “obviously dead from the serious nature of his head wounds,” according to the criminal complaint … READ MORE