WOODRUFF, S.C. (WSPA) – The estate of Charles Carver has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against his alleged murderer Todd Kohlhepp, according to their lawyer, Mills Ariail.
Kohlhepp’s mother is also named in the lawsuit because she has power of attorney.
Ariail says they will seek a hearing for a permanent injunction to try and stop Kohlhepp from getting rid of his assets.
Carver’s body was found in a shallow grave on Kohlhepp’s property, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
The lawsuit alleges that Kohlhepp held Carver against his will before shooting him.
The lawsuit seeks actual and punitive damages in an amount that will be determined by a jury.
Kohlhepp has been charged with Carver’s murder as well as 6 other counts of murder and one count of kidnapping.
Carver’s girlfriend, Kala Brown, was found chained in a storage container on his property.
Coroner Rusty Clevenger says Carver died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Sheriff Chuck Wright said Kohlhepp also admitted to murdering the four victims from the 2003 Superbike case in Spartanburg County.