Episode 5: Todd Kohlhepp

Todd Kohlhepp (aka shit stain)

In this episode, we explore a monster named Todd Kohlhepp. Todd’s reign of terror as a serial killer ended in 2016 when police discovered Kala Brown locked in a storage container on Todd’s property.  This discovery led to Todd’s confession of killing at least 7 others, including Kala’s boyfriend, Charlie, another couple who had also been hired to do work on his property, Meagan and Johnny Coxie, as well a 4 individuals at Super Bikes. Ultimately, Todd Kohlhepp was charged with 7 counts of murder: 4 for the super bike shootings, 2 for the Coxie’s and 1 for Charlie Carver. Additionally, he was charged with 2 counts of kidnapping for Kala Brown and Meagan Coxie’s abductions as well as three counts of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime. He was scheduled to appear in court on January 19, 2017, but on the day of his lawyer waived his right to appear and on May 26th, 2017 he struck a plea deal to avoid the death penalty and pled guilty and was given 7 consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole. 

Kristin's References

Cary, N. (2016, November 12). How police used pings from a cell phone to find Kala Brown. Retrieved from https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/crime/2016/11/11/how-police-used-pings-cell-phone-find-kala-brown/93666136/.

Cbs/ap. (2017, April 24). Todd Kohlhepp case: Mother of suspected South Carolina serial killer found dead. Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/todd-kohlhepp-case-mother-of-suspected-south-carolina-serial-killer-found-dead/.

Fink, J. (2018, August 24). Woman “chained like a dog” in container by serial killer awarded over $6 million. Retrieved from https://www.newsweek.com/kala-brown-todd-kohlhepp-south-carolina-serial-killer-over-6-million-lawsuit-1088975.

Finn, H. (2019, July 29). ID Channel Series Investigates Whether Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Had More Victims Than We Know. Retrieved from https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a28435680/todd-kohlhepp-serial-killer-devil-unchained/.

Gross, D. J. (2019, February 19). Adam Mayson’s death: What we know. Retrieved from https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2019/02/18/adam-mayson-death-what-we-know/2905965002/.

Koman, T. (2018, September 18). Someone Has Been Posting Messages as This Missing Couple on Facebook. Retrieved from https://www.cosmopolitan.com/lifestyle/a6034046/charlie-carver-kala-brown-facebook-dissappearance/.

Smith, B. (2016, November 16). Todd Kohlhepp met victim at Waffle House, says fmr. coworker. Retrieved from https://www.wspa.com/news/todd-kohlhepp-met-victim-at-waffle-house-says-fmr-coworker/.

Staff, P. (2017, February 13). Kala Brown Claims She Watched Boyfriend Charlie Carver Get Killed In Front Of Her. Retrieved from https://www.drphil.com/videos/kala-brown-claims-she-watched-boyfriend-charlie-carver-get-killed-in-front-of-her/.

Todd Kohlhepp. (2019, September 25). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Kohlhepp.

Todd Kolhkepp case: Confessions of the S.C. serial killer. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/todd-kolhkepp-case-confessions-of-the-s-c-serial-killer-kala-brown-rescue/.

Truesdell, J., & Truesdell, J. (2019, July 22). Inside the Dramatic Rescue of Woman ‘Chained Like a Dog’ by Serial Killer. Retrieved from https://people.com/crime/inside-rescue-kala-brown-serial-killer/.

Dr. Phil. 2017, February 13. Alleged Kidnap Victim Explains Why She Believes Her Boyfriend Was Shot and Killed [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5obIVjiS_R4

Dr. Phil. 2017, February 14. Kala Brown Describes Her Dramatic Rescue After Two Months In Captivity [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pDG1GvlX8Y 

Amy's References

Burns, M. (2016, November 11). Mom of accused serial killer Todd Kohlhepp: He ‘is not a monster’. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/11/11/south-carolina-killers-mom-explains-why-her-son-todd-kohlhepp-killed-woman-chained-dog-serial-killer/93640114/.

Cold case: 4 murdered mid-day in South Carolina motorsports shop. (2016, February 11). Retrieved from https://truecrimedaily.com/2016/02/08/4-people-massacred-in-motorsports-shop-in-middle-of-day/.

Connor, E. (2017, May 26). Kohlhepp driven by anger. Retrieved from https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/crime/2016/11/12/driven-anger/93548938/.

Ellis, M. (2016, November 10). Kohlhepp explained 1986 offense in letter to state board. Retrieved from https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/south-carolina/2016/11/04/how-kohlhepp-became-real-estate-agent/93287958/.

Greenville News. (2019, February 18). Todd Kohlhepp: Timeline of events. Retrieved from https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/crime/2017/05/25/todd-kohlhepp-timeline-events/343881001/.

Hayden, M. E., Schabner, D., & Winsor, M. (2016, November 7). What We Know About Todd Kohlhepp’s Confession to 2003 Murders in South Carolina. Retrieved from https://abcnews.go.com/US/todd-kohlhepps-confession-2003-murders-south-carolina/story?id=43358913.

Katz, A. J. (2016, November 11). Mother of Accused Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Tells 48 Hours: ‘Todd is Not a Monster’. Retrieved from https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/mother-of-accused-serial-killer-todd-kohlhepp-tells-48-hours-todd-was-not-a-monster/310951/.

Lake, E. (2017, February 15). Who is Todd Kohlhepp? Suspected South Carolina serial killer. Retrieved from https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2181004/todd-kohlhepp-serial-killer-kala-brown/.

Smith, B. (2017, June 12). Superbike murders details released; photos, interviews. Retrieved from https://www.wspa.com/news/superbike-murders-details-released-photos-interviews/?fbclid=IwAR3LkvC7BP2tUVYhKpNFeAunf-_s2P5o8WKNKF-ZCchEuMXma69DXCXGJHc.

Smith, T. (2016, November 9). As a teen in kidnapping case, Kohlhepp called ‘devil on a chain’. Retrieved from https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/crime/2016/11/04/teen-kidnapping-case-kohlhepp-called-devil-chain/93311850/.

Todd Kohlhepp. (2019, September 25). Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Kohlhepp.

Todd Kohlhepp case: Confessions of a suspected serial killer. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.cbsnews.com/news/todd-kohlhepp-case-48-hours-confessions-of-a-suspected-serial-killer-buried-truth/.

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Investigation Discovery. Serial Killer: Devil Unchained [Mini series]. (2019, July 22).

Daily Mail. 2018, March 14. Police arrive at Todd Kohlhepp’s home with a search warrant – Daily Mail [Video file]. Retrieved from http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HrRfxN__fk&fbclid=IwAR2iLo55gIkh5RM8aFLENEBk9HLEb2G-WmVuFbeaEUbeLwlpCr7ey8VGQjE