The double life of disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh is brought to a vivid spotlight during his murder trial for the murders of his wife and youngest son.
Maggie and Paul were found dead near the kennels on their family’s property on June 7, 2021, after the now-fired attorney called 911 to report that his wife and son had been shot dead.
During a weeks-long trial, Murdouh’s double life is exposed, revealing that he wasn’t just that Responsible for the death of his wife and child But he was allegedly heading up years-long schemes to defraud his law firm and clients.
One of the main pieces of evidence presented by the prosecution at Mardeau’s trial was a Snapchat video of Paul.
The segment is played on preview From a new 48-hour special, The Trial of Alex Murdaugh.
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Murdoch insisted he was visiting his mother before he came home to find Maggie and Paul dead.
However, in the video Paul took just minutes before he and his mother were killed, Murdo’s voice can be heard, 48 hours reported in March.
During Murdoch’s highly publicized trial, this was revealed He had a drug addiction.
Buster said he knew “a little bit about using pills” and that when his family confronted him about his addiction, Murdaugh apologized.
Murduagh went to a detox facility at Christmas 2018, according to Buster.
Buster said that he “thought that was dealt with, and then there were a few times after the fact where they were going to kind of get into this score, and all that stuff.”
“He’s done some detoxes at home a few times and (I) thought once he did it (he’d) get out of it.”
Months after Mardu was found guilty of killing his wife and son, he was indicted for the alleged crime fraud schemes.
in May, Mardeau was indicted by a federal grand jury of 22 counts, including conspiracy to commit bank fraud, bank fraud and money laundering, according to a statement from United State South Carolina Attorney General’s Office.
The indictment alleges that Murdaugh was part of three different schemes to obtain money and property from his clients while he was a personal injury attorney.
One of Murdoch’s alleged schemes involved his former housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, who died after a fall at the Murdoch home in February 2018.
From February 2018 through at least October 2020, Murdaugh allegedly conspired with a Beaufort personal injury attorney to steal money from the property of his former housekeeper, who was not named in the state attorney general’s statement, and from his homeowner’s insurance companies.
Murdoch advised the housekeeper’s estate to hire a personal injury attorney and sued Murdoch to collect money from his homeowner’s insurance policies.
His insurance companies settled the claim from the housekeeper’s estate for $505,000 and $3,800,000.
Murdaugh and the Beaufort attorney allegedly conspired to obtain settlement money, which was disguised as prosecution expenses, to make them rich.
The estate did not receive any of the settlement money.