Levi Axtell: Minnesota dad kills man, 77, with moose antlers after he stalked his toddler daughter

Levi Axtell: Minnesota dad kills man, 77, with moose antlers after he stalked his toddler daughter
Levi Axtell turned himself in after killing a man who was stalking his toddler daughter (Cook County Sheriff's Office)

GRAND MARIAS, MINNESOTA: Levi Axtell, a Minnesota man covered in blood, walked into a police station and reported himself for killing a man brutally using a shovel and moose antler. Axtell was taken into custody and arraigned on Friday, March 10, on a second-degree murder charge for the death of 77-year-old Lawrence V Scully.


Axtell beat up Scully with a shovel 15 to 20 times and finished him off with a moose antler, according to court documents. Axtell believed that Scully was stalking his toddler daughter at her day care, according to an affidavit obtained by Fox News Digital.


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On Wednesday, March 8, the Cook County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a citizen who watched someone pull into Scully's driveway in Grand Marias, "smash a vehicle" and "then run into the house," according to the same affidavit.The citizen then heard screaming coming from the house. While on the call, approximately a minute later, the citizen told a dispatcher the man was driving to the police station which is about three blocks away.


When he arrived at the police station, Axtell was covered in blood, and he put his hands on his head and said that he had murdered (Scully) with a shovel. After this, the police rushed to Scully's house, and there they found Scully dead from the serious nature of his head wounds.

The cause of death was "blunt force head injuries," the affidavit said and Scully had "wounds on his arms that are consistent with defensive wounds."

Axtell was arraigned Friday and is being held in the Cook County jail on $1 million bond. He remains in jail awaiting his next court appearance, which is scheduled for April 10.


Levi Axtell's connection with Lawrence V Scully

Axtell claims that he had known Scully for a long time and believed him to have sexually offended children in the past. The criminal complaint read, "(Axtell) said he had observed (Scully) parking in the vehicle at locations where children were present and believed he would re-offend." He even filed an order of protection against Scully in 2018; it was initially granted but dropped after several weeks. The reason for the order of protection being dropped is still unknown.

Child molestation

Lawrence Scully also have some serious criminal records, he was convicted of molesting a 6-year-old girl back in 1979, and there had been recent allegations against him regarding harassment, but the investigation did not reveal anything, according to a report by WTIP.

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