Woodruff, SC – A South Carolina man confessed to killing at least seven people in a hidden crime spree that lasted more than a decade and only was uncovered when police rescued a woman locked in a storage container, authorities said Saturday.
Among the crimes Todd Kohlhepp accepted responsibility for an unsolved 13-year-old massacre that stumped authorities, said Sheriff Chuck Wright .
In the South Carolina case, the couple disappeared about Aug. 31 when the woman went to do some cleaning on the suspect’s nearly 100-acre property near Woodruff. Her boyfriend accompanied her, said Daniel Herren, a friend who sat with the woman in her hospital room after she was rescued Thursday.
The Associated Press is not naming the woman because the suspect is a sex offender, though authorities have not said whether she was sexually assaulted.
As ABC was covering the above story, they set up their equipment in a field in Woodruff. However, there was no police tape at the site they chose to broadcast from. So the ABC correspondent, Linsey Davis, decided to put up her own. As you can see from the above picture she tied the tape to broadcasting equipment.
An anonymous source sent the above photo to CNNMoney to show the shot was staged. The story was broadcast on ABC’S GOOD MORNING AMERICA. The producer at ABC News said that this type of action was completely unacceptable and did not meet the standards of ABC. Further she said they had taken the correspondent out of the field and were continuing to investigate the violation of ABC’S standards in reporting this story.
This is not the first time ABC News has doctored a shot.
In April, ABC News producer David Fazekas created a fake reservation list for a segment about a restaurant in upstate New York that was thought to be among the most exclusive in the world.
Fazekas later told The New Yorker that the chef “wouldn’t let us see his actual list, so I wrote it myself—like a reenactment in a documentary.”
“There are services on the Internet that generate fake names,” Fazekas said.
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