Dad Covered In Blood Confesses To Police That He Beat A Man To Death With Moose Antlers

A father entered a police station with his body entirely "drenched in blood" following his use of moose antlers to fatally beat another man.

Levi Axtell, aged 27, admitted to the Cook County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota that he had assaulted Lawrence Scully, aged 77, and ultimately killed him by utilizing an unconventional weapon.

According to legal documents, Axtell asserts that the individual in question had been following his young daughter.

On Friday, March 10th, Axtell was apprehended after he entered the police station with his body "covered in blood," informing the officers of the offense he had committed on Wednesday, March 8th.

He confessed to striking Scully with a shovel around 20 times before utilizing the moose antlers to "finish him off."

On that very day, the father was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in connection with the 77-year-old's death.

According to court documents, the senior citizen in question had a prior conviction for sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in 1979. Fox News reports that Axtell became suspicious of him when he believed that the convicted sex offender was following his toddler daughter at daycare.

Shortly before 5 pm on Wednesday, March 8th, the Cook County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a worried eyewitness via a 911 call.

According to the affidavit, the witness reported observing an individual pull into Scully's Grand Marais driveway, causing destruction by smashing a vehicle, and then running into the house.

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

The eyewitness proceeded to inform the 911 operator that the individual in question was en route to the nearby police station, located just three blocks away from the Grand Marais property.

At this point, Axtell purportedly surrendered himself at the sheriff's office.

According to the affidavit, the father was coated in blood and "placed his hands on his head," revealing that he had killed Scully with a shovel.

As per the criminal complaint, when officers subsequently searched Scully's home for his body, they discovered that he was "clearly deceased" as a result of the severe head injuries he had sustained.

In addition, the cause of Scully's death was established as "blunt force head injuries," with his body bearing "wounds on his arms that suggest defensive wounds."

As stated in the criminal complaint, Axtell had known Scully for an extended period and suspected that he had previously committed sexual offenses against children.

"[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, in a conversation with The Associated Press, remarked that an investigation into the accusations against Scully yielded no results.

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

Eliasen stated to UNILAD earlier today, on March 12th, 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.

In an interview with Fox News Digital, the sheriff also expressed that the violent killing had been quite a shock for the tight-knit community of Grand Marais, with a population of just over 1,000 residents.

Axtell is currently in custody, awaiting his court appearance, which has been scheduled for next month on April 10th.