Police in Jacksonville, Florida are
holding in custody a teenage boy who confessed to killing a man
because he was spreading rumors that he was gay. Hector Sanchez, 19,
is expected to make his first court appearance this week.
Jacksonville police found the body of
24-year-old Levi Rollins slumped-over in the back seat of a car
parked at Riverside Memorial Park in July. Employees at the cemetery
said that the car had been parked there for two days.
Sanchez stepped forward in September
and told the police that he had shot Rollins because he was angry at
him for spreading rumors that he was gay and “decided to do
something about it,” reports the Jacksonville CBS affiliate WJXT.
In his confession, Sanchez admits to
killing Rollings after the pair shared a marijuana smoke and killed
the man while parked at an apartment complex lot; shooting the man
with a gun several times. He told police he then drove Rollins' car
to the cemetery, where the police found his body two days later.
After the shooting, he threw the gun off a bridge.
Sanchez was charged with murder and
remains in custody without bond at the Duval County jail as he awaits
his first court appearance scheduled this week.