Serial killer serving life in prison, back in court for civil lawsuit

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WVLT/WSPA) -- Todd Kohlhepp, serving life in prison for the murders of seven people as well as other crimes, was in court again on civil lawsuits, CBS affiliate WSPA reported.

On July 11, Kohlhepp appeared at a court hearing after several suits were filed. Kala Brown was among those suing him and was at the hearing.

Brown was held captive by Kohlhepp for more than two months after he shot her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, to death. She was rescued back in November 2016 after Spartanburg County deputies found her chained up in a storage container on property that Kohlhepp owned.

According to WSPA, Brown filed a suit against Kohlhepp and his mother, Regina Tague, seeking unspecified damages from Kohlhepp for medical expenses, attorney fees and other expenses.

The Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright has said Brown would get reward money for information that lead to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for quadruple murders at Superbike Motorsports which had gone unsolved for 13 years until Kohlhepp was arrested.

He confessed and plead guilty in May 2017 to murdering seven people over 13 years, as well as kidnapping and sexually assaulting Brown.