Todd Kohlhepp of Spartanburg County pled guilty after being arrested last month when police found a woman chained and locked in a plastic container, that Kohlhepp had repeatedly beaten and raped.
Kohlhepp had killed the boyfriend of Kala Brown, before he kidnapped the woman and kept her in a shipping container for more than two months. When police rescued her, she had been traumatized, beaten, and raped repeatedly.
After police captured him, Kohlhepp admitted to killing and brutally raping at least seven other women that had gone ‘missing’ in the area.
The court is waiting to sentence Kohlhepp, who faces life in prison.
The Daily Mail reports:
Carter was the last of the seven murder victims that Kohlhepp confessed to killing.
‘She has told us that you shot and killed Charlie,’ the deputy tells Kohlhepp, who is sitting down with his hands cuffed behind his back.
‘So at this time I’m gonna need you to stand up and put your hands behind your back.
‘You are under arrest for kidnapping,’ the deputy says.
He then urges Kohlhepp to ‘help himself’ by telling the investigators where Carter’s body was buried.
Brown later told police that she came out to the property two months prior with her boyfriend, Carter, for a cleaning job.
Kohlhepp shot Carter dead and then chained her up in the storage container where he continued to rape her on a near daily basis.
After finding Brown and arresting Kohlhepp, investigators searched the property and found Carver’s body in a shallow grave, along with the remains of two other people.
Those remains were later identified as Johnny Joe Coxie, 29, and Meagan Leigh McCraw-Coxie, 26.
They were found on Kohlhepp’s 95-acre tract of land after his arrest. The couple had been hired to do work on Kohlhepp’s property.