A Minnesota dad has turned himself in to the police after slaughtering a convicted pedophile who he says was stalking his 22-month-old baby daughter.
Walking into the police station “covered in blood,” 27-year-old father Levi Axtell admitted to beating sex offender Lawrence Scully with a shovel before he “finished him off” with a moose antler.
77-year-old Scully was previously jailed for molesting a six-year-old girl in 1979.
Axtell, from Cook County, Minnesota, had long been suspicious of Scully parking his vehicle at locations where children were present.
In 2018 Axtell filed an order of protection against the elderly man which was initially granted but later dropped.
Court records also show Scully was committed to a mental institution in 2020 but was later released and prescribed anti-psychotic drugs.
Axtell walked into a police station on March 8 covered in blood, fell to his knees, and told cops he fatally beat Scully, Fox News reported.
He added he’d “finished” the job with the moose antler, he allegedly told cops.
With his hands on his head, Axtell then demanded to be handcuffed and threatened to hurt others if he wasn’t restrained, according to the report.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office said they found Scully dead inside his home in Grand Marias, about two hours north of Duluth.
A witness called 911 after seeing someone “smash” a car in Scully’s drive and run into the older man’s home, police said.
The witness then heard screaming, according to authorities.
The pair had a long history of conflict, according to reports.
In 2018, Axtell accused Scully of “stalking” and “attempting to groom” his then-toddler daughter at her daycare by parking his van at the facility, according to WTIP.
He tried to obtain an order of protection against the older man.
The request was initially granted only to be dismissed weeks later.
About two years later Axtell posted on Facebook about killing child sex offenders, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.
“Only cure for pedophiles? A bullet,” Axtell said in the post.
Axtell was arraigned Friday on a second-degree murder charge and is being held on a $1 million bond.
There had been recent allegations against Scully.
However, Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen told the Associated Press they “didn’t reveal anything” and that most of the reports were “regarding harassment.”
Axtell is next due to appear in court on April 10.
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