South Carolina Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Three More Murders | NBC New York
National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

South Carolina Suspected Serial Killer Charged With Three More Murders

Kohlhepp was arrested Nov. 3 after deputies found a woman chained in a storage container on his property

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    A woman who was "chained up like a dog" for weeks in a dark storage container was lured to her captor's South Carolina property for a cleaning job, a family friend said Friday as search teams digging up the area found one body and looked for more. (Published Friday, Nov. 4, 2016)

    A South Carolina man suspected of being a serial killer was formally charged with three additional counts of murder Monday for bodies found buried on his land.

    The murder warrants against Todd Kohlhepp weren't a surprise. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright already said the 45-year-old real estate agent was responsible for those three killings and four more at a motorcycle shop in 2003.

    Kohlhepp was charged with killing 32-year-old Charlie Carver between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2. Carver went to see Kohlhepp with his girlfriend to check on a cleaning job when he was shot and killed and she was kidnapped, authorities said.

    Kohlhepp was arrested Nov. 3 after deputies found Carver's girlfriend chained in a storage container, Wright said.

    Americans To Spend 1.5 Times More on Christmas For Pets

    [DFW-NATL] Americans To Spend 1.5 Times More on Christmas For Pets
    It looks like pets made Santa's "nice" list this year, as Americans are set to spend 1.5 times the amount of cash on their furry friends as they did in 2015. (Published 6 hours ago)

    Kohlhepp shot 25-year-old Meagan McCraw-Coxie on Christmas or Dec. 26 after holding her against her will for about a week, according to arrest warrants that include a kidnapping charge.

    Her husband, 29-year-old Johnny Coxie was shot and killed a week earlier, a warrant said.

    The Coxies were reported missing last December. Coxie was killed a day after his wife was released from jail. McCraw-Coxie had told her mother she needed to be bonded out so she could go to a job, but then her mother lost contact, Spartanburg County Sheriff's Lt. Kevin Bobo said.

    Kohlhepp already faces four additional murder charges for killing the owner, service manager, mechanic and bookkeeper at a motorcycle shop in 2003.