SOUTH CAROLINA (WWLP) – Todd Kohlhepp was formally charged with four counts of murder Sunday in relation to a cold case quadruple murder.
Thirteen years ago this Sunday, four people were murdered inside Superbike Motorsports in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.
Investigators say Kohlhepp confessed to the crime after his arrest in the kidnapping of Kala Brown. Brown was chained inside a metal shipping container on Kohlhepp’s property Thursday.
Kohlhepp has been denied bond.
Several of the victims’ family members attended Sunday’s hearing.
One victim’s mother, Lorraine Lucas, said, “I just envision all these people up there and they’re just looking down today, and I just know the stars are going to be shining a lot brighter tonight. It is a huge, huge, huge boulder.”
Investigators say the body of Charlie Carver, Brown’s boyfriend, was found on Kohlhepp’s property. No charges have been filed in connection to his death.