The trial of Alex Murdaugh in South Carolina, where he is accused of murdering his wife and youngest child on the estate in June 2021, begins Monday with jury selection.
Murdaugh has adamantly denied any involvement in his family’s murder, insisting the real killer or killers are still out there. The prosecution insists that the evidence proves Murdaugh to be the killer.
“The evidence, in this case, is substantial and it all points back to Alex Murdaugh. There is forensic evidence as well as other evidence of his guilt of these murders,” Creighton waters, deputy state attorneygeneral, stated during a July 2022 hearing, where Murdaugh pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife and son.
Ahead of the trial, Murdaugh’s legal team released a forensic report providing graphic details of how his wife and son were murdered, News Nation reported. The report said Maggie Murdaugh, Alex’s wife, was found facedown and had been shot five times with a rifle, with the killing blow traveling through her brain. Three shots were fired while she remained standing and at most one shot while she was sitting. “holding herself up on her knees.”
Paul, the son of his father, was also found face down. He had been shot twice with a shotgun and not a rifle. The first shot was through his chest; the second hit his neck and shoulder. It instantly killed him.
“I need the police and an ambulance immediately. My wife and child have been shot badly,” Murdaugh claimed that he called 911 after discovering his son and wife dead in their dog kennels at their family estate.
Murdaugh was already behind bars for many other charges including financial crimes and accusations related to an alleged attempt at staging a fake. “hit” On him. These are the charges. according to The Washington PostThe indictment was made after his son and wife were killed. However, he was not charged with their deaths until July 2022.
This was the end of a bizarre and long story about the once-prominent South Carolina Attorney. After Murdaugh’s wife and son were murdered, police began looking into Murdaugh’s life and discovered numerous disturbing details.
Murdaugh was accused in stealing $8.5 millions from people who had employed him as an attorney. Also, he is accused of orchestrating his murder by paying a friend to kill Murdaugh so his son Buster could get a $10 million life-insurance payout. Murdaugh, who claimed that a stranger shot him along the side road, allegedly lied about the incident to police. This all took place just days after Murdaugh’s firm discovered he had stolen money from clients.
State police also began investigating the hit-and run death of a 19 year-old girl in July 2015 to see if it was connected to Murdaugh. However, no further details have been provided. Authorities also exhumed the body of Murdaugh’s former housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, who was said to have died after a fall in 2018. Murdaugh allegedly collected more than $4 million from his home insurer by claiming wrongful death and saying he was working for Satterfield’s family, but the family didn’t receive any of the money, according to prosecutors.
Murdaugh was also charged last month with money laundering and creating an affidavit. “distribution network” The Associated Press is the best source for painkillers reported The time was at the moment. Murdaugh is alleged to have run the drug ring alongside the same friend that he hired to murder him.
Murdaugh repeatedly denied that he killed his son and wife. He claimed that he was just visiting his parents at the time. He’s been in jail since October with a $7 million bond. His attorneys declined to contest the arguments against him being disbarred by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
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