It's been a long time, since the brutality happened to a couple from Iowa. Richard Huntbach, 85, and wife Goldie was found tied up, gagged and shot to death in 1981.
Pursel walked into Iowa police department and confessed the deadly scenario that he always remembered. He murdered Richard and Goldie Huntbach three decades ago.
On Thursday he went to his initial hearing where Judge Joseph Moothart issued a $2 million bail for his involvement to the crime.
Pursel, 66, who lived in South California did the right thing though it's too late for the family of the victims. His confession was 'once in a lifetime.'
Following his confession, Pursel already served 21-years in prison for being convicted of sexual acts with a minor. From that he realized the biggest mistakes he did other than that. The light shine upon him and he realized it's time to voice out.
"He just wanted to get it off his mind," Pillack told ABCNews.com. "He knew of the family. He said his intention was to go in and rob them and kill them."
Relatives were shocked after hearing the news. They can now see the development of their case that has been seating there for three decades .
"I don't believe this is happening. I heard it from my hair dresser [Wednesday], not police," a daughter of the Huntbacks' who lies in Manchester, reported Eastern Iowa News Now.
"I'm amazed after all this time he came forward," George Huntbach said, reported Eastern Iowa News Now.
"We were able to put someone in jail and close the case. It's a great day," Pillack said.