It has been 19 month since self-proclaimed Neo-Nazi John Ditullio was convicted of the 2006 murder of Kristoffer King, a teenager he mistakenly thought was gay.
Ditullio is appealing his life sentence, but he recently gained even more notoriety when he was portrayed on the TV Show I (Almost) Got Away With it.
The show, which aired last month on Investigation Discovery, gave Ditullio a platform to tell his side of the story. But the Pasco County Sheriff's Office is calling the dramatization a complete misrepresentation of the facts.
The show, sheriff's office spokesman Doug Tobin says, is an over-the-top reenactment of a new-Nazi group investigators say Ditullio wasn't even a part of. Ditullio is portrayed as an enforcer when, Tobin says, "he was just a wannabe."
Ditullio is interviewed from prison and, even while he is appealing his life-in-prison sentence, confesses to another murder. He says he killed a homeless person while awaiting initiation.
The show's narrator asserts that the sheriff's office began investigating that murder after a phone call from a passerby alerted them to the body. Now-Captain John Corbin is shown saying "investigating indigent deaths is very difficult."
According to the sheriff's office, though, no such investigation took place.
That's because there never was a body, investigators say. In fact, Tobin says, the only unsolved murder of a homeless person in all of Pasco County happened while Ditullio was behind bars.
"John Corbin was asked questions about homeless people," Tobin says. "But they never asked (whether) John Ditullio is a suspect in a homeless murder."
Investigators say the final distortion came at the program's end with the reenactment of Ditullio's arrest.
The narrator asserts Ditullio was prepared to go down in "a blaze," as the actor portraying him grabs several guns and other weapons.
"I grabbed an SKS," Ditullio tells the camera in his interview. "Get Ready to ride. Come on in."
But when the SWAT team did go in, Ditullio wasn't waiting with guns blazing, investigators say. Rather, he was sound asleep.
"It's almost to the point were they went out of their way to glorify a man who was convicted of murdering a 17-year-old kid in Pasco County," Tobin says.
Bay News 9 attempted to contact Investigation Discovery for for comment on the discrepancies. A spokesperson said the external production company that put the episode together is "reviewing the matter."