An 18-year old boy in California admitted on Sunday that he stabbed a 9-year old to death while he slept because he wanted to see how killing looks like.
According to the Contra Costa Times, William Shultz was briefly hospitalized on Saturday by his family, who had been concerned since last month about his bizarre behavior and mental health as of late. But he says the doctor discharged him and he returned home, only to get into a fight with his mother.
Schultz says he left their home and went to spend the night at his victim’s home … and that was when he stabbed him to death. The older brother of the victim and Shultz are long time friends.
Police say that they were called to the victim’s house, but by the time they arrived he had been taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Shultz was arrested later the same day after showing up at another hospital seeking treatment for his own injuries. He was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday.
‘I wanted to see what it was like to take a life before someone tried to take mine,’ he told the paper on Monday while in jail. He’s being held on a $1 million bail.