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Brett Kimberlin Lies About His Crimes

Posted on | September 5, 2013 | 27 Comments

‘Speedway Bomber’ Brett Kimberlin was sentenced to 50 years in 1981

Matthew Vadum reminds us of something we should never forget:

“One of the blasts horribly maimed a man so badly that it directly led to that man’s suicide a few years later, which was proven when the widow of that bombing victim successfully sued and won a civil judgment against Kimberlin for $1.6 million . . .” Of course Kimberlin not only failed to pay the woman, but denied doing anything wrong. His refusal to cough up what he owed his victim’s wife led to a revocation of his parole.
He also claimed he was secretly exonerated by the powers that be. A record of this surreptitious pardon is bound to surface any day now, delivered by a leprechaun in a unicorn-pulled stage coach.

Kimberlin has never admitted guilt for the crimes he committed and, instead, has attempted to deceive foolish people with claims that “he was secretly exonerated,” and has gone so far as to depict himself as a “political prisoner.” Some people were never deceived:

“Kimberlin seemed to be the only one with a possible motive — to distract police attention from the Scyphers murder and delay or halt their quiet investigation of him.”
R. Joseph Gelarden, Indianapolis Star, “Kimberlin case a maze of murder, deceit,” Oct. 18, 1981

“Kimberlin seemed to be the only one with a possible motive”?

But why would anyone want to murder a little girl’s grandmother?

Did you know that Craig Richard Gillette, a spokesman for Brett Kimberlin’s 501(c)3 Justice Through Music Project, pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge in 1999? Did you know that convicted felon Craig Richard Gillette is also involved with Brett Kimberlin’s band Op Critical? Probably just a coincidence, like that time when Brett Kimberlin was interviewed for City Paper in 1996:

Not all the songs on his album … have political overtones … others, like “Waiting to Meet” and “Teen Dream” (both about having sex with teenage girls) are lacking in subtlety and tend to make one squirm. But this is exactly what Kimberlin wants.
“I say things a lot of people are afraid to say. Yeah, ‘Teen Dream’ is about f–king a teenage girl. Every guy who’s seen a good-looking teenage girl has thought about it. I’m talking about that lecherous quality that every man, though he won’t act on it, has.”

So many coincidences, really. Reviewers of Mark Singer’s 1996 book, Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin describe Kimberlin as “a top-flight con man” (Publisher’s Weekly), “a fairly typical hustler” (Library Journal) and “a man whose idea of the truth is utterly malleable . . . a dangerous smooth talker” (Kirkus Reviews).  Wonder how he got so good at lying?

“For three consecutive summers, 1974 through 1976, they took vacations of a week or longer in Disney World, Mexico, and Hawaii. Sandi couldn’t get time off from work, so on these summer trips it was just the two of them — Brett and Jessica.
“Eyebrows levitated. A drug-dealing colleague had memories of conversations with Kimberlin that struck him as odd: ‘We’d see a girl, who was pubescent or prepubescent, and Brett would get this smile and say, “Hey, what do you think? Isn’t she great?” It made me very uncomfortable.’ Another recalled Kimberlin introducing Jessica as ‘my girlfriend,’ and if irony was intended, it was too subtle to register. To a coworker . . . Sandi confided that Kimberlin was ‘grooming Jessica to be his wife.’ To another, Sandi explained that although Kimberlin’s relationship with Jessica was chaste, he intended ‘to wait for her and would marry her.’”

Mark Singer, Citizen K: The Deeply Weird American Journey of Brett Kimberlin, Page 78




  • WJJ Hoge

    That “secret exoneration” nonsense began around 2006. That was about the time that Kimberlin would have been released from supervision of his parole by the Parole Commission. I wonder if he has tried to spin no longer having to report to a parole officer into “double sooooper sekrit exoneration”?


  • WJJ Hoge

    Did you know that Craig Gillette meet Brett Kimberlin in prison? Or that he’s worked with Justice Through Music Project since Day One? Or that he lived with the Kimberlin family in their one room basement apartment for a while?

  • ChrisDavis2011

    I have evidence that people referenced in the article may, or may not, have sexual proclivities for domesticated farm animals….

    Tune in later for more details, I have to adjust my tinfoil hat before revealing more truths!

  • DaveO

    Wonder how much of this is another temper tantrum at those who helped the former child-bride of Kimberlin, both at her hearing(s) and through publicity?
    I wonder what the NSA has on Kimberlin?

  • LN_Smithee

    Tip for Matthew Vadum: Toastmasters. You’ve REALLY gotten tighten up the storytelling if you’re going to be doing five minute interviews.

  • Kyle Kiernan

    To paraphrase SNL: “Si, Signor Mccain es mas muy macho!”
    Thump on ’em hard and furious.

  • Matthew W

    “secret exoneration”

    Complete and udder bullcrap !!
    If this worthless piece of crap had any such document, it would be tattooed to his fucking forehead for everyone to see.

    (yes, I used udder instead of the correct word because it causes me to titter aloud.) (damn !! Titter does the same to me)

    Drunk blogging

  • Frankie

    Who in their right mind lets a convicted pedo sleep in the same room with his young daughters? That is too creepy for words.

  • bet0001970

    You have to be drunk after years of dealing with this guy.

  • MattRoss

    And here we are, locked in battle with the mothership of crazy.

  • bet0001970

    So is everyone now blogging Kimberlin again? He really wants attention, doesn’t he? Well hell…why not go for broke and really make him famous? Make him viral. Make him twitter famous. Trend him.

    You guys should get everyone you know and all of their followers to re-tweet his stupid name all over the twitterverse. Just keep re-tweeting stuff from that Singer book. People already do it anyway. I mean you could do that all day long. You could do it all week long. You could tweet out the ENTIRE BOOK from beginning to end.

    FU Brett Kimberlin. Do hear me? I said F.U.!

  • Bob Belvedere

    Who in their right mind lets a convicted pedo sleep in the same room with his young daughters

    Hypothetically…another pedo, maybe?

  • Bob Belvedere

    Methinks Matt just won this thread.

  • Dungeonmaster Jim

    Cows have udders. Kimberlin has bull.

  • Gus Bailey

    But, but, these are all just coincidences!!! /sarc