A terminally ill-man called the police so he could admit to the murder of 26-year-old Christopher Alvin Dailey, a man that was killed on April 26, 1995, in Alabama, USA.
Johnny Dwight Whited, the killer, reenacted the entire crime in front of the police at the murder scene.
The man committed to the murder case, which has been left unsolved for the past 25 years, due to his illness.
He admitted to murdering Daily in 1995 by shooting him dead.
The police said they were left in shock after calling out of the blue to admit the crime.
Whited reportedly showed remorse when he called the authorities.
He also said he wanted to get the crime off his chest.
The man also told the police that he was suffering a terminal illness.
He did not reveal what type of illness he had.
Detective Sean Mukaddam, the office that took the call, said he was really shocked to hear something like that because it was his first time ever to go through such a thing.
Whited reportedly told the cop that he wanted to confess a murder that he had committed a couple of years ago.
Recalling the moment, Detective Sean said: “I’ve never had a situation where I just pick up the phone and have a call like that. Nothing where the suspect calls me out of the blue and wants to confess.”
Whited said he was not really sure when he killed Dailey, but he told everything he remembered in the incident.
He also brought the authorities to the scene.
The police were brought by Dailey to a wooded area in Decatur, Alabama, where he dumped the dead body and reenacted the entire murder.
The confessed killer is currently out on bail right now and will be placed on trial.
Whited is currently charged with murder.
Whited is currently being held on bail of $15,000.
The police released a statement about the incident after Whited committed the crime to the police.
The statement reads: “Despite the extensive investigation, a suspect was never developed in the case. In the years that followed, the case was revisited several times for leads.”
A date for the trial is still to be determined by the courts in the United States of America.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim, may his soul rest in peace as justice is being brought.