Suspected serial killer charged with three more murders

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Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, the South Carolina man who investigators say is a serial killer, was charged Monday evening with three more counts of murder — bringing the total to seven.

Kohlhepp, 45, was arrested early this month when Spartanburg County sheriff's deputies investigating a sex crime tip heard banging sounds coming from a metal container on his property. They found Kala Brown, 30, who had been missing since August, along with her boyfriend, Charlie Carver.

Brown told investigators that she saw Kohlhepp shoot and kill Carver, whose body was found in a shallow grave. Kohlhepp then led investigators to the grave sites of Meagan Coxie, 25, and Johnny Coxie, 29, authorities said.

Deputies filed arrest warrants Monday in Spartanburg County Magistrate Court charging Kohlhepp with murder in the deaths of Carver and the Coxies. He was also charged with multiple kidnapping and weapons charges in connection with their deaths.

Kohlhepp was ordered held without bond Monday night. He was already being held without bond on four other counts of murder from a 2003 quadruple homicide near the town of Chesnee, which Sheriff Chuck Wright has said he has confessed to.

The Associated Press reported that the new arrest warrants say Kohlhepp shot Meagan Coxie last Christmas or Dec. 26 after holding her against her will. He killed Johnny Coxie the week before, according to the warrants.

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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Todd Kohlhepp's enters the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Henson for a bond hearing at the Spartanburg Detention Facility in Spartanburg, S.C. Kohlhepp, accused of seven killings in South Carolina, built a successful real-estate firm but displayed odd behavior. People who knew or worked with him said he watched pornographic videos during work and openly discussed that he was a registered sex offender. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Frances Bradley, whose home adjoins the Todd Kohlhepp property, prays at the fence between theirs and Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Kohlhepp, accused of seven killings in South Carolina, built a successful real-estate firm but displayed odd behavior. People who knew or worked with him said he watched pornographic videos during work and openly discussed that he was a registered sex offender. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
FILE - This photo made available by the Spartanburg, S.C., County Sheriff's Office shows Todd Kohlhepp of Moore, S.C. Kohlhepp was arrested Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, in connection to a woman being found chained inside a storage container on a property in Woodruff, SC. Kohlhepp, accused of seven killings in South Carolina, built a successful real-estate firm but displayed odd behavior. People who knew or worked with him said he watched pornographic videos during work and openly discussed that he was a registered sex offender. (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Tina Gowan, from Pauline, S.C. prays on Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Kohlhepp was arrested for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a storage container on his property. He is also charged with four counts of murder at Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, S.C. in 2003. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, file photo, Todd Kohlhepp's enters the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Henson for a bond hearing at the Spartanburg Detention Facility in Spartanburg, S.C. Deputies have formally charged Kohlhepp, suspected of being a serial killer, with three additional counts of murder for bodies found buried on his land. The arrest warrants issued Monday, Nov. 28, against Kohlhepp were for killings that Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright already said the 45-year-old real estate agent was responsible for. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro, File)
South Carolina State Rep. Bill Chumley (R) Spartanburg District 35, speaks to the media after participating in a prayer service at Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Kohlhepp was arrested for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a storage container on his property. He is also charged with four counts of murder at Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, S.C. in 2003. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
Excavation and search work continues on Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Kohlhepp was arrested for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a storage container on his property. He is also charged with four counts of murder at Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, S.C. in 2003. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
Todd Kohlhepp's enters the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Henson for a bond hearing at the Spartanburg Detention Facility, in Spartanburg, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. The judge denied bond for Kohlhepp, charged with a 2003 quadruple slaying and more recently holding a woman captive on his property. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
Judge Jimmy Henson speaks to the family members of the bike shop murder victims during a bond hearing for Todd Kohlhepp at the Spartanburg Detention Facility, in Spartanburg, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. Kohlhepp was charged with four counts of murder in what is known as the bike shop murders in 2003 in Chesnee, S.C. His alleged role in those killings was uncovered, authorities said, after a woman was found last week in a locked metal container on Kohlhepp's property in rural Woodruff. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2003 file photo, Doris Henry is comforted by her husband, Jack Henry, as they await word from Spartanburg County Sheriff's deputies about her sister and nephew, who worked at the motorcycle shop where four people were found dead near Chesnee, S.C. Officials say the man arrested after authorities found a woman chained on his property in rural South Carolina killed four people and 3 other bodies were found on his property. Sheriff Chuck Wright said Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, that his confession solved a 13-year-old case. Todd Christopher Kohlhepp confessed he was the shooter who killed four people at the motorcycle shop in Spartanburg County in 2003, Wright said. (AP Photo/Mary Ann Chastain, File)
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