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So I Googled Todd Kohlhepp because I wanted to be sure that I understood from the program that he was a realtor and I am floored. 

How does a convicted sex offender get a real estate license?  What genius thought it would be smart to give someone the ability to meet with persons in vacant homes who has been convicted of kidnap and rape? 

Beyond that . . . it appears that Todd was violent and troubled from jump.  In nursery school, he was violent toward other children and destroyed their property. He was in counseling at nine and was apparently "explosive" and "preoccupied with sexual content."  (Todd was born in 1971 so this would have been in 1980.  How the hell did a 9 year old in 1980 become preoccupied with sex?  This was before cable, before the internet.)   This was the same year that he began displaying cruelty, including killing, toward animals.  These are all earmarks to being a sexual predator.   

He was apparently sent to a mental hospital in Georgia for over 3 months, where he was an inpatient, because he couldn't get along with other children (not because he was killing, I guess.)  He then was packed up to Arizona to live with his father, where he was taught to collect weapons and how to make bombs and blow things up.  Marvy.  

All this was BEFORE he kidnapped a 14 year old girl (when he was fifteen) by threatening her with a gun, tying her up, taping her mouth and raping her. 

He should NEVER get out.

And no, his mother was not directly responsible for what he did.  But she sure as shit didn't need to participate in an interview in which she rationalized the disgusting things her son did.  It's one thing to say "he's my son, always will be my son" or even the old standby "he was always such a good boy," but quite another to suggest that murder victims had picked on her adult son (thereby forcing him to do what he did) or that her son had no choice but to chain a young woman in a storage container because he'd killed her boyfriend in her presence.  But hey, he treated her well!   

His mother seemed to have completely disassociated herself with the brutal reality of what her son did.  He murdered seven people for no reason.   No reason whatsoever, other than he's a violent, brutal POS.  I don't believe that the young couple from 2015 pulled a knife of him.  Nope.   I don't believe the motorbike placed laughed and made fun of him for not being able to ride the bike he purchased.  I know people that work in that industry.  It happens.  They wouldn't laugh at him; they would simply try to help him ride it or choose another bike. Dipshit couldn't come up with an explanation for why he killed Kala's boyfriend.  But he sure could laugh about it, couldn't he?   Nope.  He killed seven people.  He didn't cut them off in traffic.  He didn't curse at them or flick them off.  He executed them and made sure they would never take another breath.  And before he did that to Megan Leigh (can't remember her last name), he chained her in a storage container, raped her and kept her like that for a week.   How Todd's mother could EVER have come up with any kind of excuse for what he did is sickening.

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How does a convicted sex offender get a real estate license?  What genius thought it would be smart to give someone the ability to meet with persons in vacant homes who has been convicted of kidnap and rape? 

I'm pretty sure the show mentioned that even though he was arrested for sexual assault and kidnapping at 15, he only was convicted for the kidnapping charge.  I don't think he was on any sex offender list. 

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(Todd was born in 1971 so this would have been in 1980.  How the hell did a 9 year old in 1980 become preoccupied with sex?  This was before cable, before the internet.)  

My guess would be he saw pornographic magazines or had friends with access to pornographic magazines.       

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