Former Attorney INDICTED for Murder
(USNewsBreak.com) – Former attorney Alex Murdaugh has a past that even Hollywood couldn’t dream up. The former influential resident of South Carolina is facing charges for the alleged murder of his son, Paul, and his wife, Maggie. The grand jury handed down the indictment on July 14, a little over a year after their deaths.
JUST IN: Alex Murdaugh, the recently disbarred South Carolina attorney whose once powerful legal dynasty in his home state has been rapidly marred charges in recent months, has now been indicted for the murder of his wife and son. https://t.co/C5tuH6vSzi
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) July 14, 2022
The Murdaughs were once a powerful family in South Carolina. But then came 2019, and everything changed.
Son Paul Murdaugh, then 19 years old, reportedly caused an accident when driving a boat under the influence of alcohol, resulting in the death of Mallory Beach. Before he could face trial in the wrongful death case, he died along with his mother when someone shot them on June 7, 2021.
On September 4, 2021, Alex claimed someone shot him while he was trying to change a flat tire. Investigators eventually uncovered that he had planned the situation, hiring Curtis Smith to shoot him.
In October 2021, authorities arrested the disgraced attorney for stealing insurance payments from the family’s housekeeper, who also died on the Murdaugh’s property after a fall. He also faces charges for theft from clients.
Alex had called 911 to report the deaths of his wife and son. But investigators had more questions than answers which led them to suspect Alex. The evidence was enough for the grand jury to believe Murdaugh may very well have taken the lives of his loved ones.
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