COLORADO SPRINGS – A registered sex offender arrested for the death of a woman who was jogging on a Connecticut path back in 2014 was previously convicted of sexually assaulting a child in Colorado three years earlier.
27-year old William Leverett, was arrested by the Simsbury Police Department on Sunday and he appeared in court on Monday.
According to court documents obtained by our partners at 9NEWS, Leverett used to be associated with an address here in Colorado Springs and was convicted of sexual assault on a child on May 23, 2011.
Leverett is accused of stabbing insurance executive Melissa Millan to death on a jogging path the night of November 20th, 2014. Leverett told police he had never seen Millan before he saw her jogging, but was immediately attracted to her. He said that his anger escalated into a frenzy when he decided that Millan was out of his league. He then confronted the woman with a knife that he kept in his car.
Her body was found the next day and no arrests were made in her death for nearly four years.
NBC Connecticut reports that Leverett was arrested four days after he walked into the Simsbury Police Department and allegedly confessed to the crime. Among the evidence collected by police were gloves they say Leverett was wearing the night of the stabbing, and confession letters he allegedly wrote the night of the crime.
Leverett is now facing charges for one count of first-degree murder.
Simsbury is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut with a popular of just over 23,000 people. It’s just northwest of Hartford.