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Todd Whitley 1976
Todd in 1976
Todd Whitley 2003
Todd in 2003
Todd Whitley
Portrayed by Kip Martin (1976)
D.W. Moffett (2003)
Episode Look Again
Status Arrested

Todd Whitley was a successful lawyer, as well as the boyfriend and murderer of Jill Shelby in 1976.

Incredibly proud, arrogant and chauvinistic, Whitley refuses to accept that anyone is better than him at anything, least of all his brother Eric. When Eric managed to join the school olympic wrestling team which Todd failed to do, Todd would wear his brother's letterman jacket as if it was his and belittled him if he tried to take it back.

Domineering of everyone, especially women, Todd was extremely prone to anger should anyone stand up to him or talk back. Jill learned that the hard way when she stood up to him and was brutally murdered for it, with Todd continuing to beat her with a tennis racket even after she was dead.

Used to getting his own way, Detective Lilly Rush represents everything Todd hates: A woman who wasn't the least scared of him even when he (indirectly but deliberately) threatened her with violence, and had a position of power over him to arrest him.