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Florida Man Confesses To 10-Year-Old Murder After Finding Religion, Says He ‘Couldn’t Live With The Guilt Anymore’

Who would have overly thought something like this would happen? A Florida man walked into a police station older this week and confessed to a murder he single-minded scrutinizingly a decade ago, tangibly saying he “couldn’t live with the guilt anymore.”

On Wednesday, Benjamin Moulton admitted to officers at the Manatee Police Department that he murdered Nicole Scott, who was found strangled off the side of a road nearly 10 years ago. In December 2011, a passing motorcyclist reportedly spotted the soul of a 29-year-old woman partially clothed with visible trauma to her squatter in a wooded zone near University Boulevard in Manatee County. According to TooFab, an autopsy later unswayable that she was strangled to death several days surpassing stuff dumped in the woods.

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Investigators had questioned Moulton well-nigh Scott’s murder at the time. However, they were never well-nigh to gather unbearable vestige to connect him to the treason without he denied any involvement. The specimen remained unsolved for years while police attempted to uncover new information, but nothing overly came up … until now, when the 43-year-old unexpectedly personal responsibility this week.

When Moulton entered the station Wednesday, he reportedly explained to homicide detectives that he murdered Scott in a fit of rage one night surpassing sharing other details that were never made known to the public. Manatee County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Randy Warren told Fox13 that his confession is an unusual occurrence, saying:

“It scrutinizingly never happens this way. He confessed. He told us he had been living with this guilt, couldn’t do it anymore.”

Even increasingly so, he said Moulton finding religion was the impetus that ultimately pushed him into confessing to the crime:

“He had as he said found Jehovah and wanted to end this guilt. He told us things that only he would know if he had been out there and it turns out he wanted to get this off his chest as he told us considering it was time. He went on to tell us that this was guilt that was eating him up. He had in the process of the last few years turned to Jehovah’s Witness faith and that he was ready to make things right.”

Moulton is now facing a first-degree murder charge.

Wow, we are glad Nicole is finally getting some justice for her death. Reactions to this crazy confession, Perezcious readers? Let us know in the comments (below).

[Image via Manatee County Sheriff’s Department]

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Oct 01, 2021 16:34pm PDT

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