Man confesses to attempted murder after finding God

A man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder after walking into a police station to confess to the crime he committed 10 years ago.

Merice Brown told officers he had become a born-again Christian and that he wanted to clear his conscience after finding God.

After entering a police station in Leicester earlier this year, he led officers to the gun he used in a violent attack in 2005.


Brown became embroiled in an argument with a man in a barber shop in South London.

He then left only to return minutes later with a gun. After confronting the man again he shot him several times.

The victim was treated for a gunshot wound to his jaw, as well as three wounds to his forehead but, incredibly, he survived.


Police began an investigation into the attack but were unable to identify any suspects, so it remained unsolved until Brown chose to confess ten years later.

He led officers to the site where he had left the gun and they unearthed the weapon, which still contained live ammunition.

Earlier this month, after pleading guilty to attempted murder, possession of ammunition without a certificate and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, he was jailed for 12 years.

Brown is serving two 12 year sentences, one for attempted murder and one for possession of a firearm, which will run concurrently.