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Spartanburg Co. Sheriff talks about Kohlhepp case

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SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The interrogation room became confession quarters for Todd Kohlhepp.


"You have a right to remain silent and anything you say can be used against you in a court of law," a Spartanburg County Sheriffs Deputy told Kohlhepp.

The serial killer laid out disturbing details, then at times showed respect for life when talking about police officers.


Kohlhepp: "I won't shoot a cop. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong, I'll take it. But, I'm not going to take one of you guys down.

Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright says he also talked to Kohlhepp. 

"I've talked to him after he pleaded guilty and I reminded him that he could ask God for forgiveness," Wright said.

FOX Carolina obtained documents and videos in the case through a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request. One video shows investigators prying their way into a shipping container where they found and freed Kala Brown. 

Investigators also found the bodies of Brown's boyfriend, Charlie Carver, and missing couple Johnny and Meagan Coxie.

Kohlhepp also confessed to killing four victims at Superbike Motorsports, a cold case finally closed after 13 years. 

"He shocked this whole county and this whole county," Wright said.

Wright says murder is murder, but this case tops any investigation he's ever been a part of.

"These family members are still suffering," he said.

He says his investigators and negotiators are top notch.

"We're truth seekers and we're peacemakers and our job is ordained by God himself and He helps us and He helped us with this case," Wright said. "I love them and I'm proud to be around them."

He says Brown's will to live led them to a serial killer.

"I'm praying for her to to be healed."

Wright also has a message for other families who feel hopeless.

"Keep praying about it because you know I know God answers prayers," Wright said.

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