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Man charged in South Carolina deaths faces another lawsuit

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Another lawsuit has been filed against a man accused of killing seven people in South Carolina.

Local news outlets report the mother of Chris Sherbert has sued Todd Kohlhepp, a former real estate agent charged with killing Sherbert and three other people at a Spartanburg County shop.

The lawsuit accuses Kohlhepp of negligence and intentionally inflecting emotional distress.

The case developed after Kohlhepp was arrested on charges of kidnapping an Anderson woman last November. Spartanburg County deputies say Kohlhepp confessed to killing the workers at the Superbike Motorsports shop in 2003.

Kohlhepp is also charged with killing Charles David Carver, the kidnapped woman’s boyfriend and Johnny and Meagan Coxie, a husband and wife who disappeared in 2015.

He now faces more than a half dozen lawsuits.

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