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Police Release Shocking Footage Of Moment Kidnapping Victim Is Released From Serial Killer’s Captivity

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For the first time, authorities have released video and images from the Todd Kohlhepp case, including the rescue of kidnapping victim Kala Brown. Todd Christopher Kohlhepp is an American serial killer who is convicted of murdering seven people in South Carolina between 2003 and 2016.

Kohlhepp, 46, pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder, four counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime, two counts of kidnapping and one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. He was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences plus an additional 60 years.

Kohlhepp had previously confessed that he killed Beverly Guy, Scott Ponder, Brian Lucas and Chris Sherbert in November 2003 at Superbike Motorsports.

via Huffington Post:

“My neck’s attached to the wall,” Brown, 30, can be heard telling Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office deputies after they used a blow torch and crowbar to break into the crate last November. “We’re getting the bolt cutters, honey,” says one of the officers. “You’re okay, we’re here,” says another.

Brown had the presence of mind to quickly tell police that Kohlhepp, a real estate agent in the area, had fatally shot her boyfriend when the couple arrived for a job last August on Kohlhepp’s rural property in Woodruff.

Brown’s cramped, dark metal prison consisted of a mattress, water bottles, a few books and scores of storage boxes. She was kept chained in the crate for two months until police, acting on information gleaned from an investigation to find the missing Anderson couple, searched Kohlhepp’s property, The Independent Mail reported. They heard Brown screaming and pounding on the walls of the crate.

The video was released Friday by the 7th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s Office, two weeks after Kohlhepp, 46, confessed in court to killing seven people. Videos of Kohlhepp’s interrogations, hundreds of case documents and crime-scene photos were also released Friday.

Footage of Kohlhepp’s confessions was also released:

Kohlhepp’s confession was a part of a plea deal to avoid the death penalty.

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