Discovery Bay teen confesses to fatally stabbing 9-year-old boy

A newspaper says a Northern California teenager has confessed to stabbing to death a 9-year-old boy.

The Contra Costa Times reported Monday ( that 18-year-old William Schultz said he killed the sleeping boy because he wanted to know what it felt like to murder someone before the world ended. The Times interviewed Schultz in jail.

Schultz was arrested Sunday after spending the night in the boy's home in Discovery Bay. Schultz said his family has been concerned with his mental health.

Schultz was briefly hospitalized Saturday. He said a doctor discharged him and sent him in a cab to his mother's home.

After fighting with his mother, he spent the night at the victim's home.

The Schultz family couldn't be reached for comment. A county spokeswoman didn't return a call.

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