Cold Case Confession Shocks Police

A Nevada man is facing three counts of open murder after he allegedly confessed to three killings in North Las Vegas in the 1990s. KSNV's Gabby Hart reports.

(KSNV/NBC News) — A 43-year-old Nevada man is facing three counts of open murder after he allegedly confessed to killings in North Las Vegas in the 1990s.

On January 12, 2021, Las Vegas Metropolitain Police arrested Willis King Davis after catching him with a concealed weapon.

As officers booked him for that offense, he told them he wanted to confess to three cold-case murders dating back decades.

Wayne Petersen, a retired Las Vegas Metro Police Department homicide detective says in his 29-years in law enforcement he only saw an unprovoked confession once.

“It’s a great solace for the family members who wondered all these years what happened,” Petersen said.

Police say the details Davis described from the three killings prove he had intimate knowledge of the crimes.

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