South Carolina cold case killings suspect facing 2 new suits

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina man charged with killing a total of seven people is facing two new lawsuits.

Local news outlets report Charlie Carver's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday against Todd Kohlhepp and his mother. The estate of Johnny Coxie is also suing Kohlhepp.

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Last week, the woman police say was locked in a storage container for two months by Kohlhepp sued him for intentional infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, assault and battery.

Authorities say Kohlhepp kidnapped the woman Aug. 31 after talking to Carver and her about hiring them to clean up his property, killed Carver, then locked the woman in the container.

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Kohlhepp led investigators to the graves of Johnny Coxie and his wife Meagan. The coroner says they had been buried nearly a year.

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