A Minnesota A father has admitted to killing an elderly sex offender who stalked his toddler daughter, saying he “finished her off” with a moose antler.
On March 8, 27 years old Levi Axtell walk into a local police station, covered in blood and with a story to tell. He told officers he beat 77-year-old Lawrence V. Scully to death with a shovel, according to court documents obtained by Fox News.
Minnesota Man Walks into Police Station Covered in Blood, Says He Killed Sex Offender
Axtell went on to say that he “finished” the work on the moose antler.
He then reportedly put his hands on his head and demanded that officers handcuff him, while threatening to hurt others if he was not restrained.
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they found Scully dead inside his home, located about two hours north of Duluth.
A witness reportedly called 911 after seeing someone “smash” a car in Scully’s driveway before running to the man’s house where the witness said they heard screaming.
Levi Axtell, a Minnesota man has been charged with second degree murder for stabbing a sex offender with a moose antler. The man killed, a convicted pedophile, Lawrence Skully, was said to have stalked the Axtells’ young daughter.
Axtell is a hero pic.twitter.com/wiV7EGytn7
— BIG MAN ON CAMPUS (@JeffNadu) March 13, 2023
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Scully was convicted in 1979 of molesting a 6-year-old girl, the outlet reported.
Axtell and Scully allegedly had a long history of issues between them.
In 2018, Axtell accused Scully of “stalking” and “attempting to marry” his then-teenage daughter, and even tried to get an order of protection against her after he reportedly parked her van at her daycare facility, according to WTIP.
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Axtell’s request for a restraining order was actually granted at first, but was dismissed a few weeks later without explanation.
Two years later, Axtell posted “Only cure for pedophiles? A bullet” on Facebook, according to Minneapolis Star Tribune.
He was arraigned Friday on second-degree murder and is currently being held on a $1 million bond.
Circa 2014: Photo by Lawrence V. Scully.
His photo was included in an article documenting his bid for mayor of Grand Marais. Scully, a registered sex offender, is brutally murdered with a shovel and moose antlers.
Levi Axtell confessed to the murder.https://t.co/ciTGN1yhuX pic.twitter.com/I1ZiZLEOmx
— Aggressive Fruit (@aggressiveFRUIT) March 13, 2023
Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen told the Associated Press that there have been more recent allegations against Scully, however, authorities “have not disclosed anything” and vaguely added that most of the reports were “about harassment.”
Social Media Comes Out In Support Of Axtell: “(Biko) Reaped What He Sowed!”
Social media appeared to support Axtell’s act of vigilantism, with many saying he should not be charged for the violent crime.
“For someone to call Lawrence v. Scully a victim is crazy. He reaped what he sowed!” someone wrote.
“Axtell is a hero,” another commenter tweeted. “Give him a medal of honor!” a third offered.
“No charges should be filed,” said a fourth. “The penalty (should be a) $100k award,” wrote another.
Axtell is next scheduled to return to court on April 10.