Todd Kohlhepp—the alleged South Carolina serial killer who was arrested after police found three bodies and a woman chained up “like a dog” on his property—has a criminal history dating back to the age of 15, when he was convicted of raping a 14-year-old girl in Arizona, Crimefeed reported.
Court records claimed that in 1985, Kohlhepp held a .22-caliber handgun to the teen girl's head, forced her to go back to his house, and then bound her and raped her. He confessed to the crime when police showed up at his house after asking “How much time am I going to get for this?”
Kohlhepp was tried and found guilty of the crimes. He was imprisoned for 14 years, garnering several prison infractions, before his release in 2001, Crimefeed said.
Three years into this prison sentence, Kohlhepp tried to get his sentence commuted, citing good behavior and a strong work ethic at his prison dishwasher job, Arizona Central reported.
"I feel I have shown that I can change," Kohlhepp said in the letter. "All I want is one chance. The chance to become a productive and responsible member of society.”
The commutation request was denied.
After Kohlhepp’s latest arrest, he confessed to a series of murders, and is the suspect in at least 7 deaths. He also confessed to sexually assaulting his captive, Kala Brown, and killing her boyfriend, Arizona Central reported.
[Image: Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office]