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Dad covered in blood confesses to police that he beat a man to death with moose antlers

Dad covered in blood confesses to police that he beat a man to death with moose antlers

One father has taken the law into his own hands after killing a man with a moose antler

One dad walked straight into a police station totally 'covered in blood' after beating another man to death with moose antlers.

Levi Axtell, 27, confessed his crimes to the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota saying he beat Lawrence Scully, 77, before using the unusual weapon to finish the job.

Axtell claims the man in question was stalking his young daughter, according to court documents.

Levi Axtell confessed to murdering Lawrence Scully with a moose antler.
Cook County Sheriff's Office

Axtell was taken into custody on Friday (10 March) after he walked into the police station 'covered in blood' telling officers of the crime he had committed on Wednesday (8 March).

He admitted that he hit Scully with a shovel up to 20 times before he 'finished him off' with the animal's apparatus.

That same day, the father was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge in the death of the 77-year-old.

The pensioner in question was previously convicted of molesting a six-year-old girl back in 1979, court documents read, and Axtell grew suspicious of him after believing that the convicted sex-offender was stalking his toddler daughter during day care, Fox News reports.

East 5th Street in Grand Marais, Minnesota.
Google Maps

It was last Wednesday (8 March), a little before 5 pm, when the Cook County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a concerned eyewitness.

The citizen had told the authorities that they had seen someone pull into Scully's Grand Marais driveway and cause some damage - namely 'smash a vehicle' and 'then run into the house', the affidavit claims.

"The citizen then heard screaming coming from the house," the source continued, "while on the call, approximately a minute later."

The eyewitness then told the 911 receiver that the man in question was making his way to the police station - which stands at just three blocks away from the Grand Marais residence.

This is when Axtell supposedly turned himself in at the sheriff's office.

The affidavit said that the father was covered in blood and 'put his hands on his head and said that he had murdered [Scully] with a shovel'.

A Cook County Sheriff dubbed the incident 'quite a shocker'.
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When officers then looked for Scully's body in his home, they noted that he was 'obviously dead from the serious nature of his head wounds', the criminal complaint outlines.

Alongside this, the cause of Scully's dead was confirmed as 'blunt force head injuries' with the deceased body showing 'wounds on his arms that are consistent with defensive wounds'.

The criminal complaint outlined that Axtell knew Scully for a long time and 'believed him to have sexually offended against children in the past'.

"[Axtell] said he had observed [Scully] parked in the vehicle at locations where children were present and believed he would re-offend," the complaint read.

Cook County Sheriff, Pat Eliasen.
Cook County Sheriff Department

Speaking to The Associated Press, Cook County Sheriff, Pat Eliasen, has stated that an investigation into the allegations against Scully 'didn't reveal anything'.

"Most of the reports were regarding harassment," Eliasen added.

Eliasen told UNILAD this morning (12 March) that: "The sex offender status is determined by Kanabec County, MN as the events took place there in the 1970s.

"There was an allegation that the victim had stalked the daughter in the past, and Order For protection was initially granted and then ultimately dismissed in that matter," the sheriff concluded.

The sheriff also told Fox News Digital that the bloody killing was 'quite a shocker' for the local community of Grand Marais, which has a small population of just over 1,000 residents.

Axtell now remains in jail as he waits for his court appearance, which is to be scheduled next month (10 April).

Featured Image Credit: Cook County Sheriff's Office / Autumn Sky Photography / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Parenting, Animals, Police, Crime, US News