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Mother of suspect in 7 killings says he is 'not a monster'

  • The shipping container that an abducted woman was held in for two months is removed from Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, SC., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The property owner, Todd Kohlhepp, was arrested at his suburban home in Moore when investigators searching the property discovered the woman alive and chained in the large storage container, yelling for help. After Kohlhepp's arrest, deputies say he confessed to killing four other people in the county at a motorcycle shop in 2003. (Lauren Petracca/The Greenville News via AP)

    The shipping container that an abducted woman was held in for two months is removed from Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, SC., on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The property owner, Todd Kohlhepp, was arrested at his suburban home in Moore when investigators searching the property discovered the woman alive and chained in the large storage container, yelling for help. After Kohlhepp's arrest, deputies say he confessed to killing four other people in the county at a motorcycle shop in 2003. (Lauren Petracca/The Greenville News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Duncan First Baptist church members,with South Carolina State Rep. Bill Chumley, hold a prayer service on Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Kohlhepp was arrested for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a storage container on his property. He is also charged with four counts of murder at Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, S.C. in 2003.  (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

    Duncan First Baptist church members,with South Carolina State Rep. Bill Chumley, hold a prayer service on Todd Kohlhepp's property in Woodruff, S.C. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. Kohlhepp was arrested for kidnapping a woman and keeping her in a storage container on his property. He is also charged with four counts of murder at Superbike Motorsports in Chesnee, S.C. in 2003. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)  (The Associated Press)

The mother of a South Carolina man suspected of killing seven people says her son is "very misunderstood" but not a monster.

Regina Tague told CBS for a "48 Hours" special airing Saturday she hates that her son, Todd Kohlhepp, is called a serial killer.

Kohlhepp was charged with kidnapping last week after investigators found a woman chained inside a storage container on his property in rural Woodruff. Authorities later found the bodies of her boyfriend and another missing couple.

Tague says Kohlhepp apologized to her before confessing to a 2003 quadruple homicide elsewhere in Spartanburg County. He's been charged with four counts of murder in that case. Investigations are still underway in the other three killings.

Tague has not returned messages from The Associated Press.