There is an update in the 2014 Melissa Millan case.
Today, William Winters Leverett appeared before Superior Court Judge Shelia M. Prats through a livefeed from from the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield.
Due to Covid19, several cases have been pushed back and defendants appear on video screen.
The deal from Supervisory Assistant State’s Attorney Vicki Melchiorre that Leverett rejected included a 35-year prison sentence with a special parole period of ten years after that 35-year sentence.
As Leverett today rejected this deal, the case will go to trial and the deal is permanently off the table. This means that if found guilty, Leverett could face 25 years to life imprisonment. No trial date was set.
Leverett has been jailed since his 2018 arrest. His bail was set at 2mio.
Leverett has apparently confessed in church to a small group that he had killed a woman in 2014. They insisted that he would turn himself in which he did. He showed officers a bloody glove that was hidden behind a wall. It was hidden on property owned by his grandparents. The glove was tested for DNA and matched Melissa. Millan and Leverett had never met before.
Melissa Millan was confronted around 8pm with an attacker who stabbed her in her chest. She pushed the attacker away who held on to the knife.
Guest blogger Elizabeth Bramon wrote about this case in 2018. You can find her post here.