53-year-old Johnny Dwight Whited decided it was finally time to come clean and confessed to being the one who pulled the trigger in a 1995 Alabama cold murder case.
On Wednesday, Whited called the Decatur Police Department and told a detective that he had shot Christopher Alvin Dailey in 1995, “and it was time to come clean about it.”
Whited, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness, spoke to Detective Sean Mukaddam and provided “specific details about the fatal shooting only the killer could have known.”
People reported, “his account of the killing also allegedly matches with evidence collected from the scene.”
Police confirmed that Dailey was shot, and his death was ruled a homicide. Police also revealed that investigators failed to ever identify a suspect in the case.
Charged with one count of murder, Whited is now being held on a $15,000 bond.
“He was remorseful,” Mukaddam said, the New York Times reports. “He was embarrassed about certain things. He wanted to get it off his chest.”
According to the Fairfield Citizen, reported by People, Whited was expected in court in May on a methamphetamine charge.