Monday, June 19, 2017

More on the False Confession Of Todd Kohlhepp

Before I go on to yet more oddities with Todd Kohlhepp's confession, let me recap what I wrote in my last post that strongly suggests his confession to committing the Superbike murders is false.

1) He claims he shot all the victims in the forehead; NONE of the victims were shot in the forehead.

2) He claims he used the brass magazine first and, then, after shooting seven bullets from his weapon, he made a "tactical reload" with the nickel magazine. If the nickel magazine was not the first magazine in his weapon - brought in to the shop with one cartridge loaded into the chamber and that one replaced in the magazine (10 + 1), how did he use 11 nickel cartridges in the shooting when he could have only have ten in the magazine when he reloaded? In order to shoot those 11 nickel bullets, he would have had to load the nickel magazine first and the brass second.

3) He claims he shot Chris Sherbert, the mechanic, first. He claims he shot him twice in the lungs with the brass ammo and then came back around and shot him in the forehead with the nickel ammo. However, Sherbert was shot three times with brass ammo; once in the back, once in the chest, and once in the top of the head. There were also two brass bullets shot into the wall that missed Sherbert.

4) He claims he shot Beverly Guy two or three times in the chest. She was only shot once in the chest.

5) He claims he reloaded his gun inside the store and only shot Scott Ponder with nickel ammo and shot both Ponder and Brian Lucas in the forehead with nickel ammo. They were shot in the head (not the forehead) with brass ammo and there were brass casings on the outside of the store. This is impossible if he reloaded inside.

And don't you wonder why if Kohlhepp thought the brass ammo was crap (in his confession), he would have loaded one of his magazines with it? He is an ammo nut and this was supposed to be a premeditated crime. Wouldn't he load his magazines with his best ammo? In fact, because there WERE two different kinds used, it is more likely this was a last minute rage crime where the killer just grabbed his gun and an extra mag or two and didn't have time to think about what ammo he was using.

Okay, so now we are caught up. But is there more questionable stuff coming out of his confessions? Yes.

6) He claims he left his college - Greenville Technical College - on the day of the murder around 2 pm....uh....maybe 1:30 pm...umm..."we" are kind of hazy about that. He sure is. First of all, who is "we"? Did he have an accomplice or is he talking about how he and someone were trying to figure out what time he should give in his confession to make it all work? Regardless, NEITHER of those times work! The drive time from his college to Superbike is around 50 minutes without any traffic holdup. Then, one has to include more time for him to pull off the road into the parking lot at CVS to put on his shoulder holster and pull back out again. Now, "we" are close to an hour. IF Kohlhepp left at 2 pm, he would have missed the murders entirely. IF he left at 1:30 pm, he would have been too late to be the guy that Kelly Sisk saw on the motorcycle because Sisk left the store with his child at 2:10 pm.

7) He claims he waited around because he didn't want to shoot customers. In his full confession, he states only customers (in general); he does not mention Kelly Sisk and his child being there nor does he seem to have any clue about the waste truck that pulls up after Sisk leaves with two more men who enter the building nor does he seem to know about Lonnie Rogers, the TRUE last customer who arrived at the bottom of the hour, had his credit card run at 2:30 pm, had to move his truck because he blocked the waste truck and they couldn't leave the parking lot, got together with Chris Sherbert and Brian Lucas (when he arrived) and had a baffle put on his motorcycle. It is odd that it is only during a later portion of the interviews  (after he had given his rendition, and is reviewing and signing the papers) when the detectives then asked some clarifying questions that Kohlhepp says "I know a guy came in with a kid looking for a go-cart and left." Why would he say he "knows"? If he was present that day, he should simply say, "There was a man and a child there." To say "I know" sounds more like he got the information from someone else, a someone else who wants to make him the guy in the composite, the guy Sisk saw (but never identified as Kohlhepp), the guy on the motorcycle who seemed to be buying a bike for the first time and whom Scott Ponder had never seen before. It is also odd that after the detectives ask him if he pistol whipped anyone, he says he did not and wouldn't do that....but, then he seems to get curious and asks, "Who got pistol whipped?" Why would he even ask that if he was there and nobody was pistol whipped? At the least he should ask, "What made you think anyone got pistol whipped? But, he didn't ask that.

8) He claims not to remember any of the victims' names, quite odd for a man who had dealings with these people, accused them of stealing his motorcycle (three days or fourteen days after he bought it; he can't seem to keep that story straight), and that he went specifically back to the store to murder. In fact, even though his victims have been ALL OVER the news for years and it seems he likes to keep up with the news, he has never learned their names. Yet, he knew MY name! Yes, that is right! He discussed Miss Brown (Todd's confession 11/5) with the detectives! He said she came to town and was running her mouth and her profile was completely wrong on all points and that she was a criminal because she was driving fast on the roads trying to do a time check on one of the suspects, that she was wrong about the guy who found the bodies being the killer  (which I never claimed; I just said he should be further investigated) - just because he went into the store to make the 911 call - (he assumes he  didn't have his cell phone which is not true)  - Kohlhepp says that isn't proof of anything but that he's a "dumbass."

Why does Kohlhepp know my name, know that my profile was "totally wrong" (he clearly said "profile" and not "blog;" it is evident he never read my blog and my actual profile has never been made public). Why is he talking about Noel Lee (the guy who made the 911 call) and why is he saying I was runnning my mouth? What does he even care? Well, his words do not sound a bit like they come from his brain but from a talk he had with someone who WAS annoyed with me and told everyone I was wrong and was running my mouth - Sheriff Chuck Wright. This leads me to believe that even before the first taped interview, Sheriff Wright was talking with Kohlhepp about Superbike.

Almost everything Kohlepp claimed in his confession was wrong. That a Beretta was used in the crime, I do not know is a fact. I was told when I was in Spartanburg that the weapon used was a 9 mm and it was not a Glock, but other than that, they did not know the make of the gun. What Kohlhepp DOES have right - the ONLY thing he seems to have right is the type of ammo - brass and nickel (that was already public knowledge) and the manufacturer of the two kinds of ammo (I don't know that his claim of grain is right because I never was given a ballistics report and it hasn't been released to the public). I find it hard to believe that he knew nothing about the scenario of how the murders went down at Superbike, but knows the ammo (although these are super popular brands and he could have guessed them). Perhaps someone who had a little chat with him about Superbike before any taped interviews might have fed him that information. In fact, it was the Sheriff Wright's version that Sherbert was shot first and isn't it interesting that Kohlhepp says that's what happened even though it is disproven by the brass and nickel evidence.

Todd  Kohlhepp was wrong about the entire scenario: the order of the shooting, the order of the magazines, the number of shots to victims, the kind of headshots, the time, and the people in the store.

Todd Kohlhepp knows nothing about what happened in the Superbike store because he was not there. He "knows what happened" he says. Again, "it is odd to say "I know" which indicates you have information but not necessarily experience. To have committed such an "amazing" crime - cleared the place in 30 seconds as he claims - and not remember one bit of it correctly is quite a stretch and he should never have been convicted. Surely, if the Superbike case had gone to court, a defense attorney would have crushed the prosecution and he would have been found not guilty.

And why do I find all these inconsistencies and incorrect statements in Kohlhepp's "confession" but the investigators don't seem to notice them? Why don't they even bother to interrogate him?  Shouldn't they want to be sure they have the truth from their suspect?

Or maybe they don't care.

The False Confession of Todd Kohlhepp (Part One) 

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown
June 19, 2017


Unknown said...

God job Sherlock. Wonderfully done research

brooke cooley said...

Where was he in college? I thought it was upstate ? It doesn't take 50 minutes from upstate to get there it takes 20 unless it was a different campus. I do live here and familiar with the case I'm asking to find out which campus.

Pat Brown said...

Thank you, Brooke, for that question! I accidentally forgot to include the college name - Greenville Technical College; I have added it in to the post. Yes, at first when I heard his confession, it seemed like he said "45 minutes" and I wondered if I hear that right. I thought maybe I heard it wrong as there are colleges closer as you state, but, no, he was going to Greenville Technical College, so he was almost right with 45 minutes if that is what he said. It would have been 10 or 15 minutes more but, regardless, he wouldn't - EVEN if he left at 1:30 pm and it ONLY took 45 minutes - be sitting on that motorcycle when Sisk and his kid were there; he still would have arrived after they left.

Nishad Phatak said...

I like your analysis. Is there any chance you could file a case against TK for falsely claiming SB murders? If yes, brilliant! If not, I would like to know what prevents you? Thanks

Nishad Phatak said...

I like your analysis. Is there any chance you could file a case against TK for falsely claiming SB murders? If yes, brilliant! If not, I would like to know what prevents you? Thanks

CptKD said...

I still can't believe, how inept this Chuck Wright fellow IS & How OBLIVIOUS, he thinks everyone else IS!

Are they actually going to get away with THIS?

Is THIS, going to stay as it is - With TK found 'GUILTY' of such a gross & MASS Murder, all because He & CW say so & Managed to get the Court to BELIEVE IT AS SUCH?
Under some ruse, called a 'PLEA DEAL'?

Tell me it ISN'T so ...

Omelia Harris said...

Pat, I so appreciate you!

Anonymous said...

HI PAT, it seems this problem area about confessions, has been problamatic before in cases about murder, and convictions being rushed to win cases? The problem in the steven avery case raises question about false confessions in murder cases? So i agree with your point pat about this problem of failiure to spot the person in question does not have a clue to what happend, where the police have a diferent agenda to plant their own theory, to bargain guilt?

Pamela said...

Todd went to Sptbg Tech, not Gville Tech

Pat Brown said...

Pamela, according to the media, at the time, Kohlhepp was going to Greenville Technical College.

Also at around 20:00 of his confession, Kohlhepp says, "I left Greenville......"

David R said...

If you haven't seen it yet, I thought you'd want to know this is out:

Pat Brown said...


And what does this have to do with Kohlhepp's false confession? I in no way am saying this psycho is not a serial killer and a creepy dude. But, that fact that he is only proves he is also a pathological liar and manipulator who likely did the same thing with the Superbike confession.

CBS and 48 Hours is perpetuating lies by pushing in the lastest episode ("Serial Confessions) that Kohlhepp knew something only the killer would know, that all the victims were shot in the forehead which is NOT true (none of them were). After the first 48 Hours included that about Kohlhepp, I wrote two producers and told them this was not true and provided autopsy evidence. I never heard back and now they are repeating it. CBS and 48 hours is UNETHICAL in that they are willing to foist lies on the public for a good story.

David R said...

Thank you for the response, and my apologies that I didn't make it clear I was just passing on information rather than endorsing it as true. I found it interesting that 1) if Kohlhepp were supposedly so obsessed with how wrong you were, it apparently didn't make an impression on his victim, and 2) it wasn't even Wright's own idea to use him as a patsy.

Afterward, I found the full video up at - if you haven't seen it already, they start talking about the Superbike case in earnest at 30:30. Supposedly, they've released the full case file. If that's true, I hope it offers you a slam-dunk way to destroy Wright's scurrilous lies about you.

Pat Brown said...


Yes, of course, I have seen it!

First o alll, I do not think Kohlhepp even knew who I was when he was arrested. Clearly, he never read my blogs or he would have spoken about me in a different way. He was just repeating what Wright must have told him...they are Wright's thinking, not his. Secondly, you are right, he never spoke of me to his victim. And whose idea was it for him to confess to Superbike? Maybe his, maybe Wright's, maybe both of them had the idea.

As to Wright's "scurrilous" lies about me, I dont' think I would go that far! Wright lied on camera that I got all my information on the case off the Internet and when I proved I clearly had more information than was possible to get from the Internet, he had to confess I had worked on the case. The only other thing Wright has inferred through Kohlhepp is that my profile was "wrong on all points."

I really don't care what Wright says about me nor do I feel a need to vindicate myself through the case files. What I DO want to prove with the case files is that there is even more evidence that Kohlhepp's confession is not legitimate and the case was not handled properly.

As them having released the full case files, I don't believe this is true....where are they? I would like to see them.

CptKD said...

This has become an even bigger 'Funny' & A Fatter FARCE in the Face of Justice & RESOLVE for the Families of those who lost their 'Lives'!

And while Kala can now maybe stop 'Playing' VICTIM & 'Swinging' from the 'Stripper Pole' since INHERITING the Reward Money ... Since she's now ADMITTED on Social Media that she KNEW & HAD A SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP with TK even BEFORE he 'kidnapped' her ...

I think it's time THIS Joke comes to an end & The TRUE CRIME that occurred at SB be SOLVED!
These 'Victims' Deserves JUSTICE!
THEIR FAMILIES Deserve the REAL ANSWERS & For the Real 'Killer' to be CAUGHT - TRIED & CONVICTED!!

Wright - TK & Yes, even Kala Brown - Have made a MOCKERY of SC!
The People of SC!
The Families of the Victims!
The Justice System & Have 'Toyed' ENOUGH with what Ms Pat Brown 'Delivered' as the most probable
T R U T H ! !

Pat Brown said...


I posted your comment because there are some accurate statements in it but I do want to comment that I do not like nasty commenting about people. Even if Kala had a sexual relationship with TK prior to the kidnapping (and it WAS a kidnapping; she was being held against her will), she is still a victim. Many people knew TK and didn't seem to recognize he was a psychopath and Kala likely didn't either. TK is extremely manipulative and regardless if Kala worked in certain clubs and/or had a relationship with TK at one time, he likely DID have a fantasy about her which included keeping her as a sex slave in his prison. Drug users, panhanders (like the Coxies), hitchhikers, prostitutes, etc., are easy prey for serial killers because they easily let their guard down (for drugs, for money, for a ride) and oftentimes when they go missing, no one realizes it (because of their lifestyles) until it is too late. This gives the killer time to get rid of evidence and for witnesses to forget anything they saw. So, Kala was a victim; how she became one is irrelevant.

CptKD said...

I'll take that & Apologize!
Stand corrected, even!

This woman however, has been & Further played 'Nasty' with the 'OTHER' VICTIMS since collecting the Reward Money & THAT'S NOT FAIR!

She's playing games on Social Media, and TRUTHS 'ARE' coming out - That 'Victim' may just have been another 'Role'!

I would NEVER - Go so far out on THAT Limb!
If I hadn't 'Seen' it for Myself!!!


I WONT be played a 'Fool' though!
ESPECIALLY, when TRUE VICTIMS remain & Need to be SERVED and/or further Protected!!

That's not RIGHT!!


CptKD said...

For clarification ...
I don't know if you have watch ALL of the available 'Videos' that have been released by Police & Media ...
While I recognize, that much can be 'Self-Serving' to those doing the 'Releasing'!

Pat - There IS something REALLY, really 'OFF' with this Woman!!

I know that you have had INSIDE access to the SB Case ...

THIS one here, involving TK & KB is something altogether different!!
I can't quite put my finger on it ...
However, I'm positive - In fact, I guarantee you, that there is SOMETHING that is just not 'Connecting' RIGHT & There is way, way 'OFF' in some FAR AWAY Field, HERE!!

Pat Brown said...


I haven't had the time to go through all of the videos and all the information. I am waiting word from my literary agent that we have a book deal; then I will have the time and money to go ahead and do a more thorough review of everything and I will be able to come done to SC to to interviews. Also waiting on the release of the police files through FOIA. So, hopefully, lots more to come.

CptKD said...

Well, if I know you like I think I'm starting to - You'll get to the bottom of THIS! (Thank Heavens!)

Being I'm in Canada - With very limited access to 'True' Files & Only running with what I can 'Gather' ...
Things simply aren't passing the 'Smell' Test!

They've actually been 'Mish-Mashing' & CROSSING this case over into the Heather ELVIS Case on Social Media & It's turning FOUL!
People attacking each other & Even digging up the 'DECEASED'!

IT's enough to turn belly's sour!

I'd love nothing more, than to get down there & JUMP RIGHT ON IN!

Unfortunately, that won't be happening ... Still, I'll be 'Following' to see what you can decipher & come up with!

God knows, the SB Families DESERVE nothing less!

I keep my fingers crossed & EVERY 'Hope' Happening - That EVERYTHING falls IN YOUR FAVOR & That you get to make your way back to SC!
Find whatever remaining ANSWERS, that bring RESOLVE to these Families! Finally!!

I'll be keeping an eye out!!

Wishing you all the best!
Thanking you, for everything!
(Your patience, included! :) )

Ashley Wells said...

I find it quite odd that TK would go 13 years between the SB murders and his next victims, the Coxie's. It's more likely that the Coxie's were his first victims and he was just getting started. He didn't even go a year between the murdee of the Coxie's and the murder of Charlie Carver and kidnapping of Kayla Brown. Also, this was not his mo. Yes, it's possible that there are other victims out there that we don't know about, but it's unlikely. TK is a crazy psychopath and loves the attention he has gotten from this. This is evident based on the prison letter he recently sent to the New York Post. Plus we know that his confession of killing someone in Arizona when he was a juvenile is false. He's a pathological liar and an attention whore and he acts out to get it. Thank you for sharing your investigation with us. I came across your blog while reading more about this case and I will definitely be following you now.