Connecticut man arrested in 2014 murder of a mother of 2 after he allegedly confesses to murder

William Winters, Leverett, 27, (left) was arrested in the murder of Melissa Millan, 54, (right).

(Simsbury Police/FOX61)

A registered sex offender was arrested Sunday in the 2014 stabbing death of a woman — days after he walked into a Connecticut police station and confessed to the murder, police said.

William Winters, Leverett, 27, was charged with one count of murder and is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, police said in a press release.

Leverett to the arrest of two years after Melissa Millan was stabbed to death, occurred after he ran into Simsbury police headquarters Wednesday night, and he said, the Hartford Courant reported.

The 27-year-old was reportedly accompanied by members of a religious institution and later led the police to a place where he remained a number of important items taken from the crime scene in 2014, sources told the newspaper. Details about the items were not released.


The police said Leverett’s arrest warrant remains sealed pending his Monday arraignment.

Millan, a 54-year-old ceo at Mass Mutual and a mother of two children, was stabbed in the chest while jogging on a popular trail in Simsbury on Nov. 20, 2014. Authorities worked for four years to identify a suspect, but had no leads until last week. In 2015, an anonymous donor has also offered a $ 40,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.

Leverett had not been arrested in Connecticut since the transition to the state in 2011, but was a registered sex offender stemming from a sexual assault conviction in Colorado, the Hartford Courant reported. Leverett pleaded guilty in 2010 to sexual abuse of a child, and a fine of $438.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter via @bykatherinelam

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