Alex Murdaugh Orchestrated Cover-Up, Tried to Blame Someone Else for Son’s Deadly Boating Crash: Lawsuit
A South Carolina man has sued two members of the Murdaugh family on accusations surrounding a Feb. 24, 2019 boat crash which killed a young woman and left the plaintiff in the instant action injured. The lawsuit alleges that legal scion Alex Murdaugh orchestrated a cover-up of his son Paul Murdaugh's involvement in the crash and that other Murdaugh family members were also to blame. The post Alex Murdaugh Orchestrated Cover-Up, Tried to Blame Someone Else for Son’s Deadly Boating Crash: Lawsuit first appeared on Law & Crime.
© Provided by Law & Crime Buster, Maggie, Paul, and Alex Murdaugh appear in an image obtained by NBC's
Buster, Maggie, Paul, and Alex Murdaugh appear in an image obtained by NBC’s “Today.”
A spokesperson for accused criminal Alex Murdaugh on Thursday brushed aside—but did not directly dispute the accuracy of—a report by People Magazine that indicated murder victim Maggie Murdaugh had talked to a divorce attorney six weeks before her death.
Maggie and her son Paul Murdaugh were found dead on the family’s sprawling property on June 7. Citing unnamed law enforcement sources, People reported that Maggie had “met with a divorce attorney in Charleston, S.C.”
Investigation into Murdaugh Family Double Murder Expands As Authorities Examine ‘Other Potential Crimes’
The sprawling cases involving a prominent South Carolina legal family just became more complicated. The post Investigation into Murdaugh Family Double Murder Expands As Authorities Examine ‘Other Potential Crimes’ first appeared on Law & Crime.The sprawling cases involving a prominent South Carolina legal family just became more complicated. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division announced finding “other potential crimes” when investigating the deaths of Margaret “Maggie” Murdaugh, 52, and criminally embattled son Paul Murdaugh, 22, at their family’s Colleton County property this past summer.
The source also told the magazine that Maggie was “starting to look into” the source of the family’s wealth.
“She didn’t pay close attention to the family money or where it came from,” that source said — but she was allegedly becoming curious.
People continued the pile-on in a subsequent report.
“Behind the black ties and fancy dresses were miserable people,” a presumably different Murdaugh family associate told People in a separate article.
Another source claimed Maggie had stopped visiting Alex at his law firm. That source also added that Maggie and Paul didn’t speak at the firm’s most recent Christmas party.
People further reported that Maggie also didn’t speak with Alex at a baseball game a few days before she died.
The source of that information claimed Maggie was “mad” and “aggravated,” the magazine said. At one point, Alex allegedly brought peanuts to the family’s seats “and just tossed them” to Maggie with nary a word.
Alex Murdaugh's former law firm says he 'lied and he stole from us'
The South Carolina law firm where attorney Alex Murdaugh was once a partner, issued a statement claiming he "lied and stole from us."The South Carolina law firm where attorney Alex Murdaugh was once a partner, issued a statement claiming he "lied and stole from us.
“It was weird,” the source told the magazine. “Something was off.”
A spokesperson for Alex Murdaugh called the suggestion that Maggie may have been looking for a divorce while examining the family’s vast empire “totally inconsistent” with statements by family and friends. The spokesperson provided the following statement after Law&Crime asked the legal scion’s lawyers to comment on the People Magazine reports — especially those which suggested Maggie was starting to ask questions about the family’s finances:
The most recent allegations by People Magazine regarding the state of Maggie and Alex Murdaugh’s marriage are totally inconsistent with what we have been told by friends and family members. Also, we have reviewed many years of text messages on Alex’s phone, and the conversations between Alex and Maggie portray a very loving relationship. It is our hope that the media will continue to focus on covering the investigation of the person or people responsible for the murder of Maggie and Paul and not reporting salacious stories with no credible sources connected to the Murdaugh family.
Sons of Murdaugh housekeeper to receive money in her death
The latest agreement was reached after Gloria Satterfield's sons filed a lawsuit in September accusing Alex Murdaugh and others of breach of fiduciary duty.In a statement Sunday announcing the arrangement, attorneys in South Carolina for Gloria Satterfield's two sons said that Corey Fleming, a lawyer who had previously represented them in a wrongful death settlement in 2019, had "stepped forward and did the right thing.
Paul Murdaugh was facing charges in a deadly boating crash when he was killed along with his mother. Alex Murdaugh, Paul’s father and Maggie’s husband, was subsequently charged for allegedly convincing a former client to shoot him in the head so that his surviving son Buster Murdaugh could collect a $10 million life insurance policy.
The family’s trouble have captured national attention due in part to the family’s prominence in the South Carolina legal community. A member of the Murdaugh family was an elected local prosecutor for eight decades. Alex Murdaugh was a part-time prosecutor but was also engaged in private practice until his firm accused him of misappropriating funds.
Murdaugh’s lawyers told a judge during a court appearance Sept. 16 that he needed to be in rehab due to an opioid addiction.
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