Ex-boyfriend confesses to murder of NT woman in South Carolina

News 4 obtains search warrant that details confession and evidence gathered by police

 

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) —South Carolina police are piecing together details of the murder of Shannon Ditillio, a young North Tonawanda mother following a confession by her ex-boyfriend.

Christopher Kalb confessed to shooting her in the face in an empty lot in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on April 10. She was found the next day.

The confession is included in a search warrant obtained by News 4 from New Brunswick County where Kalb remains in jail on a separate domestic violence charge.

Kalb is fighting extradition to South Carolina where he faces the murder charge.

A hearing is set for May 12 when prosecutors are expected to present evidence obtained from a police interview with him and from searches of his home, car and cell phone.

Shannon had told friends she was going there to find Kalb, the father of her 16-month-old daughter.

Kalb told police that he took her for a ride on April 10 to Harry County South Carolina. He was going to “leave her alone in the lot” until she told him “that he would never see his child.”

He told police that Ditillio “got into my head so I blew hers the expletive  off.”

At his residence in North Carolina, police seized multiple guns and ammunition.

At first Kalb told police Ditillio had been stalking him. He said the last time he saw her was when he came to North Tonawanda in December to visit his daughter but Ditillio’s mother would not allow it.

But police seized his cell phone that showed he had been in contact with her days before her murder.

In one of those messages, Ditillio was talking to Kalb about adoption. It’s unclear why ..

Ditillio was four months pregnant at the time of her murder. If she had been 24 weeks along Kalb would be facing a second  murder charge. He remains in jail in North Carolina  on charges that he assaulted the woman he lived with.  In the search warrant, the woman initially told police she had fallen. Kalb later admitted punching her in the face, police said in the search warrant.

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