Carmel, Ind.—Hamilton County has released Video of the four arrested Carmel teenagers in jail. A local therapist and behaviorist said it's disappointing the four don't appear to understand the seriousness of their situation.
In the video, expelled Carmel senior Robert Kitzinger is seen doing squats in a holding cell at the Hamilton County Jail. Moments later, the video shows his friend and fellow expelled senior Brandon Hoge doing some baseball moves. Kitzinger is also seen doing high kicks.
Hours into their processing Monday night, both boys practiced their golf swings to pass the time. Hoge at one point put his arms under his shirt.
"I'm gravely disappointed they don't look more concerned and more saddened and more serious," said trained therapist and behaviorist Carol Jorgensen-Sheets.
"I see no attitude that shows any kind of concern for themselves or for the alleged victims."
Monday afternoon, the four were taken into custody. Inside the jail, a transport driver unlocked their cuffs and the boys are seen taking off their shoes. They're then split up in twos and moved into holding cells. In a lighter moment when they're still together in cell, Kitzinger sitting on a bench in the middle of the room smiles and talks with the three other boys. Then Kitzinger and Hoge are put in a holding cell.
"This is a very curious tape because this is not typical of what you would see from kids that would show any kind of anguish or sadness," said Jorgensen-Sheets.
What we saw in the video matched what jailers told reporters that the four now criminally charged were quite comfortable behind bars.
"He's not showing again any kind of remorse you don't see him sitting down its almost as if they know their being observed so they're one upping whoever may be watching them," said Jorgensen-Sheets as she watched the video.
What was said we don't know since the recordings have no audio.
"If I were working with any of these kids," said Jorgensen-Sheets, "I'd be working with them on empathy training because it's as if they've shut down to how the alleged victims felt."