November 28, 2016 11:10 pm
Updated: November 28, 2016 11:12 pm

Todd Kohlhepp facing 3 more murder charges, 7 in total

Todd Kohlhepp leaves the courtroom of Judge Jimmy Henson after a bond hearing at the Spartanburg Detention Facility, in Spartanburg, S.C. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016.

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A South Carolina man suspected of being a serial killer was formally charged with three additional counts of murder Monday for bodies found buried on his land.

The murder warrants against Todd Kohlhepp weren’t a surprise. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright already said the 45-year-old real estate agent was responsible for those three killings and four more at a motorcycle shop in 2003.

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Kohlhepp was charged with killing 32-year-old Charlie Carver between Aug. 30 and Sept. 2. Carver went to see Kohlhepp with his girlfriend to check on a cleaning job when he was shot and killed and she was kidnapped, authorities said.

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Kohlhepp was arrested Nov. 3 after deputies found Carver’s girlfriend chained in a storage container, Wright said.

Kohlhepp shot 25-year-old Meagan McCraw-Coxie on Christmas or Dec. 26 after holding her against her will for about a week, according to arrest warrants that include a kidnapping charge.

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Her husband, 29-year-old Johnny Coxie was shot and killed a week earlier, a warrant said.

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The Coxies were reported missing last December. Coxie was killed a day after his wife was released from jail. McCraw-Coxie had told her mother she needed to be bonded out so she could go to a job, but then her mother lost contact, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Lt. Kevin Bobo said.

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Kohlhepp already faces four additional murder charges for killing the owner, service manager, mechanic and bookkeeper at a motorcycle shop in 2003.

Kohlhepp waived a bond hearing Monday night, according to media reports.

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