Thursday 23 November 2017

'My mouth fell open the first time I heard' - Woman who was in a relationship with a serial killer for 10 years had no idea

Todd Kohlhepp (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office/AP)
Todd Kohlhepp (Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office/AP)

Rachel Revesz

A woman who was in a relationship with a serial killer and did not know of his double life has spoken out for the first time.

Holly Eudy, who was with Todd Kohlhepp for a decade, told Inside Edition: “I knew there was something that didn’t sit right with me about him, but I couldn’t really put my finger on it.”

Kohlhepp, a real estate agent from Spartanburg in South Carolina, was arrested last November after a woman he kidnapped was found chained by the neck inside a storage container on his 95-acre property.

The victim, Kala Brown, told police Kohlhepp had killed her boyfriend, Charlie Carver, and that he had buried several other people on his property.

He pleaded guilty to killing seven people over 13 years, avoiding the death penalty, and was sentenced to seven consecutive life sentences without parole.

Ms Eudy described her former partner’s crimes as “sickening” and “disgusting”.

Todd Kohlhepp is escorted into a Spartanburg County magistrate courtroom
Todd Kohlhepp is escorted into a Spartanburg County magistrate courtroom

Asked what had attracted Ms Eudy to Kohlhepp, she said: “He gave me a lot of attention, made me feel like I was important.”

Read More: Woman missing for almost 3 months found chained up 'like a dog' in metal container

She learnt that the money she loaned him had been used to buy the storage container to lock up Ms Brown.

He had told Ms Eudy that he needed the container to store supplies, and when she even went into it, hidden in the woods, she said she did not feel suspicious as it was just packed with cans and water.

Ms Brown told television host Dr Phil that she was chained up for two months and was raped twice a day by Kolhhepp.

The 45-year-old would reportedly brag to her about “how good” he was at killing people, and that he had murdered her boyfriend because “it was easier to control someone once you took someone they loved”.

Read More: Woman-in-chains case property firm owner admits seven murders

Ms Eudy met Kohlhepp in 2006, three years after he had already murdered four people.

When Ms Brown was being filmed as she was transported to hospital last year, she said: “Some girl named Holly, he’s supposedly planning to kill.”

Ms Eudy said she watched the tape and realised she could have been the next victim.

“My mouth fell open the first time I heard it.”

Independent News Service

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