Investigation Discovery channel revisiting 1997 double homicide in Rock Hill

Posted January 31, 2013 4:08 pm | Filed under Local News

The November 1997 murder of a Rock Hill couple by their eldest son will soon make its way to prime-time television.

Jimmy Robertson was 21 years old when he killed Terry and Earl Robertson two days before Thanksgiving 16 years ago. Prosecutors said he killed his parents  to get his share of $2.2 million in inheritance.

Friday, film crews will be in York County shooting video and interviewing 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett, who was one of several attorneys involved in Robertson’s successful prosecution. Brackett explains why he wanted to open up to reporters about the case.

Today, Robertson sits on Death Row at the Lieber Correctional Institution in Ridgeville.

Brackett says he is now clear to talk to reporters about his role in Robertson’s prosecution.

Defense attorneys unsuccessfully tried to tell the court a combination of drugs and a mental illness led to he double homicide.

The show, once produced, will air on the Discovery ID Channel.


AUDIO: Manning Kimmel’s interview with 16th Circuit Solicitor Kevin Brackett on this case.


ATTACHMENT: Robertson’s S.C. Department of Corrections online inmate profile: