If a pervert was stalking your daughter, what would you do? That question was presented to a Minnesota man who found out that a sex offender that sexually abused a six-year-old in 1979 was stalking his daughter.
Instead of doing what many would do and backing down or just hoping the creep wouldn’t molest his daughter, the father took matters into his own hands. According to court documents, the father walked into a police station in Minnesota, covered in blood, and told the cops that he beat the pedo with a shovel about 20 times and then “finished him off” with a moose antler. Fox News Digital, reporting on the situation, notes that:
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 told police that he had known Scully, the sex offender, for a long time “and believed him to have sexually offended against children in the past.” Further, “(Axtell) said he had observed (Scully) parked in the vehicle at locations where children were present and believed he would re-offend.”
So he was worried about the sex offender stalking kids, particularly his kid, and the order of protection he had against the creep was dropped just a few weeks after being filed in 2018.
That then cme to a head on March 8th at around 5 pm. It was then that the Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a concerned citizen who saw a person (likely Axtell) pull a car into Scully’s driveway, smash a vehicle, and then hop out of the vehicle and run into Scully’s house.
Screaming then could be heard from the house and the man soon left it again and drove to the police office. Axtell then appeared at the police station covered in blood and told the police he killed Scully with a shovel and moose antler.
Fox News Digital added details on what has happened to Axtell since his turning himself into police, reporting that:
Axtell was arraigned Friday and is being held in the Cook County jail on $1 million bond despite objections from his lawyer, Dennis Shaw.
Shaw noted Axtell had no serious criminal history until now, and his longtime ties to Grand Marais made him a minimal flight risk.
Axtell was convicted of misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and underage drinking in 2014, according to criminal records.
He remains in jail awaiting his next court appearance, which is scheduled for April 10.
So the police locked a man up for defending his child from a convicted child rapist…sounds about right for modern America. Had they just kept the sex offender locked up, none of this would have happened…but they let him go so now a concerned father is rotting in jail.
Photo Credit: Cook County Sheriff’s Office
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