Convicted sex offender admits raping, killing Clarksville teen

A convicted sex offender has admitted to raping and killing a teenage girl in Southern Indiana.

Tara Willenborg, 17, was found strangled to death in her own apartment.clarksville2

Her neighbor, 49-year-old Richard Hooten, is accused of the crime. He has several rape convictions, dating back to the 80’s.

He spoke freely with reporters about the young woman’s death Thursday.

“I just lost it in my head. I just lost control,” said Houten. “I wasn’t calm, I was nervous. I was trying to figure out what I was going to do because I did a terrible crime.”***}

Prosecutors say they will decide in the next two weeks whether to pursue the death penalty.