Moment Jehovah’s Witness, 43, walks into Florida police station and confesses to strangling a woman to death 10 YEARS ago because he couldn’t live the guilty anymore
Benjamin Moulton, 43, confessed to killing of Nicole Scott, 29, a decade ago, police said
A Florida man revealed to police he was the culprit in a 2011 homicide cold case of a 29-year-old woman.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said Benjamin Moulton, 43, turned himself in and confessed to the killing of Nicole Rose Scott, from Saratosa, in 2011.
Moulton allegedly told police that he had ‘found Jehovah, and couldn’t live with the guilt anymore’.
He has since been charged with first-degree murder.
Investigators said Moulton walked into the police station on Wednesday and shared details about the homicide that hadn’t been released to the public and only someone involved in the killing would know.
On December 11, 2011, Scott’s body was found partially dressed by a motorcyclist around University Parkway in the Lakewood Ranch wooden area, near The Concession Golf Club.
Her face showed visible signs that she had endured a violent death.
Authorities had said that she died at least two days before she was found.
An autopsy later revealed she was strangled, but police did not immediately release the information in hopes the killer wouldn’t get alerted.
At the time that Scott’s body was found, police conducted an investigation and followed tips that led them to Moulton.
He denied having any involvement in the murder and due to lack of evidence, he could not be linked to the crime.
Scott allegedly told police that he had ‘found Jehovah, and couldn’t live with the guilt anymore’
Twenty-nine-year-old Nicole Scott (pictured) was found partially dressed and dead by a motorcyclist in a wooden area on December 11, 2011
Scott’s body was found partially dressed by a motorcyclist around University Parkway in the Lakewood Ranch wooden area, near The Concession Golf Club
Police continued investigating the murder for a decade but were unable to bring justice to Scott until Moulton reportedly showed up at the station and confessed to strangling her during a fit of rage.
When police asked him what motivated him to confess, he said he had ‘found Jehovah, and couldn’t live with the guilt anymore.’
It is unclear how Moulton’s and Scott’s paths crossed, as police are still questioning Moulton on the circumstances surrounding the murder.
Moulton has several offenses for missing traffic lights, driving under the influence, marijuana possession, trespassing, burglary, and resisting arrest.
In 2012, a year after Scott’s murder, he was charged with aggravated battery to a pregnant woman and sexual assault with a weapon.
Scott also had a long record that included multiple drug possession charges, prowling, robbery, fraud, larceny, prostitution, and vehicle theft, according to YourObserver.com.
She was not employed at the time of her death.
‘We can’t say for sure about her troubled past being related to her death, but certainly, that’s possible,’ one of the investigators told the outlet in 2011.