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December 15, 2018

Video shows sex offender walking into police department and confessing to murder

September 28, 2018
William Leverett appears in court Monday in Enfield, Conn. (Mark Mirko/AP)

Chilling video shows a convicted sex offender walking into a police department in Connecticut and confessing to a brutal murder.

Three members of William Leverett’s church were with him when he entered the Simsbury Police Department building on Sept. 19.




Melissa Millan was murdered in November of 2014.
Melissa Millan was murdered in November of 2014. (Handout)

“I’m here to turn myself in for the murder on Iron Horse Boulevard almost 4 years ago,” he said, according to ABC News.

Leverett, 24, has been charged in the fatal stabbing of 54-year-old Melissa Millan in 2014. He did not enter a plea during his first court appearance on Monday, and is being held for murder on $2 million bond.

He told investigators that he had attended a treatment meeting for sex offenders and was looking for human contact when he spotted Millan running on a trail near his home on Nov. 20, 2014.

“Mr. Leverett claimed that he only wanted a chance to speak with her but that ‘something happened’ and the next thing he knew he had stabbed her in the chest with a knife he was carrying,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Leverett had admitted to members of Open Gate Ministries in Windsor Locks that he murdered the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance executive. Escorted by the members, he walked into the station wearing shorts, according to video obtained by WTNH.

He gave police information that had not been released to the public, including a description of what Millan was wearing. Additionally, investigators retrieved a glove Leverett said he was wearing the night of the murder from a barn.

Leverett was registered as a sex offender in Simsbury in 2011 following a conviction for sexual assault in Colorado. Officials at the Fresh Market in Avon, where Leverett was employed, said they were stunned to find out about his past.

"Had we known at the time he was a registered sex offender as of 2011, he would not have been hired," a spokesperson told WFSB. "We are investigating why Mr. Leverett’s background check failed to uncover his prior conviction and status as a sex offender."

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