South Carolina famous prisoner and serial killer Todd Kohlhepp wrote from prison claiming all his victims were criminals. His letter was published in the New York Post Saturday.
The families of Kohlhepp’s victims do not find the letter flattering. They say he is only seeking public attention and should be denied such undue publicity.
Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Reaches Out from Prison
In serial killer Todd Kohlhepp’s letter to the New York Post, he complained that no one bothered to investigate the backgrounds of his victims. He said they were all criminals.
The famous serial killer confessed to killing seven people. Many of them have been discovered buried in his 95-acre property near Woodruff in Spartanburg County.
Todd Kohlhepp’s Murder Victims
Some of Kohlhepp’s victims are:
- Charles David Carver
- Johnny Coxie
- Meagan Coxie
- Scott Ponder
- Beverly Guy
- Brian Lucas
- Chris Sherbert
The serial killer confessed to murdering these people after the killing Carver and kidnapping his girlfriend, Kala Brown. He held Brown captive inside a metal shipping container for over two months before she was rescued by detectives.
She says she was raped several times. But, Kohlhepp denies this, saying he was only protecting her. Brown kept banging on the container from the insider to attract the attention of rescuers.
Brown and Carver had gone to Kohlhepp’s place to get a job before their ordeal. Kohlhepp took detectives to where he buried Carver and some of his other victims.
Victims’ Families Find Kohlhepp’s Letter Offensive
Families of Kohlhepp’s victims find his letter offensive and a cheap attempt at innocence and publicity. Joanne Shiflet, Carver’s mother said serial killer Todd Kohlhepp must be sick and shouldn’t be allowed to communicate with the public.
“Just more sick lies,” Shiflet said. “I know my son.
He was no criminal. Is this what we have to face for the rest of his life, his sickness in letters?”
In May, the courts sentenced Kohlhepp to seven consecutive life sentences plus another 60 years in prison.
“We think Todd is a monster,” said Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright. “The man is crazy. He is a coward. He wants to be notorious. He wants to be out in the limelight.”