A man barged into a Connecticut church and confessed to worshipers that he was the fiend who killed a Hartford jogger four years ago — a cold case that’s confounded cops.
Michael Trazinski, the pastor at Open Gate Ministries in East Granby, told ABC News on Monday that he and the handful of parishioners with him knew what they had to do after William Leverett told them that he stabbed mom of two Melissa Millan in 2014.
“Justice needed to be done,” Trazinski said of Leverett’s Sept. 19 confession.
So the pastor and two other people took 27-year-old Leverett to the Simsbury Police Department to turn himself in.
“I’m here to turn myself in for the murder on Iron Horse Boulevard almost four years ago,” he told police, according to the arrest warrant affidavit released Monday.
Leverett told cops he went to the running trail the night of Nov. 20, 2014, looking for “human contact” after attending a treatment meeting for sex offenders, the Hartford Courant reported.
Police charged him Sunday and he is being held on $2 million bail in Hartford.
Source: NY Post; “Man Bursts Into Church and Confesses to Cold Case Murder” by Tamar Lapin