SPARTANBURG, S.C.-- Indictments reveal new information in the investigation of a South Carolina real estate agent facing seven murder charges.
Indictments say Todd Kohlhepp revealed in an alleged confession that he used a storage container at his Woodruff property to restrain Spartanburg woman Meagan Coxie for six days before shooting her. Kohlhepp told investigators he also used an automatic weapon to shoot her husband, Johnny, in the chest and back, CBS affiliate WSPA reports.
The couple had been hired to clean at Kohlhepp’s property in December 2015.
In all, Kohlhepp is charged with murder in the deaths of seven people, including four killed at a motorcycle store in 2003.
These indictments mean Kohlhepp does not need to appear for the preliminary hearing on March 6th.
Kohlhepp was arrested in November after authorities found a woman chained inside a metal container on his property. Authorities say Kohlhepp killed the woman’s boyfriend and held her captive for two months.
The new details seem to echo a disturbing past of similar allegations. The allegations in the documents echo what Kala Brown, who said she was “chained up like a dog” for weeks in a dark storage container by Kohlhepp, said on the Dr. Phil Show.
Brown also said she and her boyfriend went to Kohlhepp’s property in August 2016 for a cleaning job. She claimed she was sexually assaulted. Kohlhepp told investigators that he had sex with Brown several times.