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Todd Kohlhepp, suspected S.C. serial killer, won't hire attorney, sheriff says

WOODRUFF, S.C. -- The South Carolina man who confessed to a 2003 quadruple murder after authorities found a woman chained on his property will represent himself in court.

Sheriff Chuck Wright told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal that Todd Kohlhepp is choosing not to hire an attorney.

Investigators looking for more bodies on alleged S.C. killer's property

Kohlhepp became a suspect in at least seven deaths after 30-year-old Kala Brown was found Thursday chained by her neck and ankle in a metal storage container on his 95-acre property near rural Woodruff.

CBS affiliate WSPA-TV reports that authorities granted three requests before Kohlhepp confessed to the 13-year-old slayings at a Chesnee motorcycle shop.

Wright says he let Kohlhepp talk to his mother. Wright delivered a photo to Kohlhepp’s mom. And he transferred money to a girl Kohlhepp says he’s helping raise, to help pay for college.

Kohlhepp is charged with kidnapping Brown, as well as four 2003 killings known as the “Superbike murders.” He has confessed to the notorious quadruple slaying at a motorcycle shop in the small town of Chesnee, investigators said. He was denied bond Sunday during a brief court appearance on four murder charges for those slayings.

A body found Friday on the property has been identified as the boyfriend of the woman found a day earlier. Kohlhepp has shown officers where he says two more people are buried. Human remains were found in one gravesite Sunday and the search for more possible remains continues.

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