The story behind the fatal shooting of popular Bluffton restaurateur Jonathan Cherol — including details about drug arrests, alleged affairs and ruled-out suspects — is being featured on the Oxygen television network’s “Killer Couples.”
Cherol, a 33-year-old who was part owner of Pepper’s Old Town, was shot in the head on the back porch of his home in the early morning hours of Oct. 28, 2015.
In interviews with Bluffton Police Department spokesperson Joy Nelson, Detective Baker Odom and Capt. Joseph Babkiewicz and with Kimberly Smith of the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, the episode pieces together a timeline of the night Cherol was killed and the investigation that followed.
The show also includes actual police interrogation footage and reenactments of parts of the investigation.