UPDATE: Families of serial killer’s victims agree on settlement with Academy Sports

The family of serial killer Todd Kohlhepp's victims have reached a settlement in the lawsuit against Academy Sports
Published: Nov. 16, 2023 at 10:21 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2023 at 11:38 AM EST
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The families of three of serial killer Todd Kohlhepp’s victims have agreed on a settlement with Academy Sports and some of the details have been made public.

It was previously reported that online court filings indicated that the families of some of the victims killed by the convicted serial killer Kohlhepp had settled a lawsuit filed against Academy Sports in 2019. The families of Charlie Carver, Meagan Coxie and Johnny Coxie filed the lawsuit against Academy Sports in 2019 but said it was delayed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The lawsuit alleges that the store was negligent in selling guns to Dustan Lawson, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to charges related to illegally supplying Kohlhepp with firearms. Investigators said that they found “an arsenal of weapons” in Kohlhepp’s home.

According to a motion from Academy Sports filed in late October, the families reportedly agreed to settle with the company.

Kohlhepp is currently serving a life sentence in prison after admitting to killing seven people.

The settlement was reached for $2.5 million and will be divided evenly between the estates of Charles David Carver, Johnny Coxie and Meagan Leigh McCraw-Coxie