Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court

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By JEFFREY COLLINS

Associated Press

A man charged with killing seven people over a 13-year period in South Carolina is heading to court.

Prosecutors told the victims’ families to be in court in Spartanburg County on Friday morning but did not say what the hearing involving Todd Kohlhepp would be about.

Authorities say Kohlhepp was arrested in November after investigators checking on a cellphone ping in a missing couple case found a woman chained inside a shipping container on Kohlhepp’s property.

Deputies say the woman told them Kohlhepp killed her boyfriend two months before. Authorities say Kohlhepp also killed a couple he hired to do work on his property in 2015 and four workers at a motorcycle shop in 2003.

The 44-year-old built a successful real estate business in South Carolina.

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