Alex Murdaugh Update
Alex Murdaugh Update
After a day of silence the Murdaugh family finally got a little update. Murdaugh was indicted for the murder of his son, Paul, and his wife, Maggie. Alex Murdaugh called 911 and both women were found dead at their family home. Now, he faces two counts of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
The SLED also releases 911 calls from the shooting. Multiple attorneys file coordinated lawsuits against Murdaugh to stop him from disposing of his assets. His brother Randy Murdaugh files suit against Alex Murdaugh in Hampton County. Randy Murdaugh owes Alex Murdaugh $46,500. Murdaugh’s brother tries to collect the money, but Alex signs a confession of judgment. The state attorney general orders him to remain in jail without bond.
The charges against Murdaugh stem from the misappropriation of funds from a wrongful death settlement. After he was released from a Orlando drug rehab facility, he was arrested. Upon his release, a grand jury in South Carolina indicted him for two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. Murdaugh could face additional charges as the investigation continues. The public will have to wait for the next Alex Murdaugh update.
Aside from the murder charges, Murdaugh was reportedly shot while changing a tire. He was airlifted to the hospital in Savannah. He was later arrested for a serious insurance-fraud scheme. His wife had actually hired a hitman to kill him to give the life insurance money her son, Buster, received. His arrest resulted in a total of 71 charges against Murdaugh.
Murdaugh’s house was searched after the murders. A black Chevrolet Suburban belonging to Murdaugh’s law office was found parked near the dog pen. Police found a cell phone near Paul’s body, as well as Maggie’s. The phone owner told The Island Packet that Murdaugh had been driving around in the area. And his cellphone was near Paul’s body.
Despite this grim outcome, Murdaugh’s lawyer is hopeful that his client will be cleared of the charges. While bond was set at $250,000, Smith’s lawyer is uncertain about whether he can afford it. To avoid federal reporting requirements, Smith was allegedly sent checks by his alleged drug dealer to the value of $10,000. Smith also allegedly forged the names of his girlfriend and daughter over eight years. This is a remarkable case for a lawyer, and his family.
Murdaugh is also facing a host of other charges. One of the charges involves a staged suicide attempt in which Murdaugh allegedly planned to kill his self to collect a $10,000,000 life insurance policy. Although Murdaugh was charged in a statewide grand jury, the underlying case against him was heard in a county judge. Murdaugh was granted a $20,000 personal recognizance bail.