A Florida man entered the sheriff’s office Wednesday and confessed to stabbing a woman to death until 10 years ago, allegedly telling police he “could not live with the crime.”
Forty-three-year-old Benjamin Moulton told detectives he killed Nicole Scott in 2011 in a fit of rage, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
“He told detectives that he had ‘found Jehovah and could not live up to his guilt,'” he said.
Moulton reportedly informed police of Scott’s death which was never made public.
Examination photos obtained by the Herald-Tribune show that Moulton appeared to be dropped off in front of the chief’s office, exiting the back seat of the car, and walking into the office with a drink in his hand.
He returns outside accompanied by an elder, the video shows, as he speaks through a mask with slippery shoulders – the drink still in his hand.
“It has almost never happened this way,” sheriff spokeswoman Randy Warren told Fox 13.
A man found Scott, 29, dead in a wooded area from University Boulevard in Manatee County, such a release. He was lightly dressed and had signs of discomfort on his face and was later found to have been strangled, according to the chief’s office.
Authorities, who thought his body was dumped there a few days ago, spoke to Moulton at the time about the case but did not arrest him or link him to the crime. Detectives have never been able to identify a “clear suspect” in the case, the president’s office said.
Moulton is currently facing a first-degree murder charge.