Following the discovery of captive Kala Brown and three buried bodies on Todd Kohlhepp’s South Carolina property, the mother of the accused serial killer has come forward to defend her son.
Despite police saying her 45-year-old son has confessed to killing at least seven people, his mother Regina Tague told CBS News that she disagrees with the label “serial killer”.
“I hate that,” Ms Tague said amidst tears.“I know that’s what they say … he was just very misunderstood,” she said.
Kala Brown and David Carver. Source: Facebook.
The distraught woman tried to explain the actions of her son, who is a registered sex offender and real estate agent.
“Todd was not a monster. He’s not even close to it ... He wasn’t doing it for enjoyment. He was doing it because he was mad and he was hurt.”
She said her son killed Brown's boyfriend, David "Charlie" Carver because "he got nasty and got smart-mouthed" and chained up Brown because he "didn't know what to do", CBS reports.
“She saw, evidently, him kill her boyfriend, and he didn’t know what to do with her, he couldn’t turn her loose. She’d go get the police,” Tague said.