A South Carolina community was shocked to learn resident Todd Kohlhepp committed a series of murders, some that were left unsolved for 13 years, until now.
In a CBS special that is set to air at 10 p.m. ET on Nov. 12, the killer's mother, Regina Tague, wants to tell America that she hates how people are treating her son.
"Todd was not a monster," Tague tells David Begnaud. "He's not even close to it… He wasn't doing it for enjoyment. He was doing it because he was mad and he was hurt," Tague said.
"Given what your son has admitted, your son is the definition of what's known as a serial killer," Begnaud tells Tague during the interview. "I hate that," his mother said. "I know that's what they say… he was very misunderstood."
As Radar reported, Kohlhepp was caught after police found Kala Brown, 30, "chained up like a dog" on his property inside a metal cage. Brown claimed she helped clean properties for Kohlhepp before he put them on the market. Even though she survived, she told police she watched Kohlhepp shoot her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, and bury him on the property.
"Why did he kill her boyfriend?" Begnaud asked Tague. "Because he got nasty and got smart-mouthed." Begnaud followed up with, "Why did he chain that girl up?" Which is mother answered, "Because he didn't know what to do at that point. She saw, evidently, him kill her boyfriend, and he didn't know what to do with her, he couldn't turn her loose. She's go get the police."
Radar reported that after Brown was rescued, Carver's body was soon discovered and identified. Police later took Kohlhepp out to the property for him to show them where he may have buried other bodies. Officials frantically searched for other missing persons reports that could be linked to Kohlhepp.
Since then, more bodies have turned up— including another couple, Megan McGraw-Coxie and husband Johnny Coxie of Spartanburg — which Kohlhepp may be responsible for, too.
During his interrogation, Kohlhepp also was charged with four counts of murder in the 2003 quadruple killings at the Superbike Motorsports shop in Chesnee after he confessed to killing them.
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