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'Who Steals From a Deaf Kid?' Allegedly, Alex Murdaugh

Fox News unravels his alleged embezzlement crimes

(Newser) - We're learning more details about the alleged financial fraud of Alex Murdaugh, including claims that the South Carolina lawyer stole from a deaf quadriplegic he represented following a car accident, and a former highway patrolman he represented following an injury in the line of duty. Murdaugh, already accused of...

New Twist in Murdaugh Murders Involves Wife's Will
Murdaugh's Wife Left a Will
Behind, but With One 'Oddity'
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Murdaugh's Wife Left a Will Behind, but With One 'Oddity'

Someone had crossed off name of Maggie Murdaugh's sister as estate handler on 2005 doc

(Newser) - The strange saga swirling around South Carolina's Murdaugh family continues, now involving the supposed final wishes of the late Maggie Murdaugh. NBC News reports the 52-year-old, found shot to death in June in her rural Islandton home along with 22-year-old son Paul Murdaugh, left behind a last will and...

Judge: Murdaugh Must Pay $7M Bond in Full

SC lawyer makes first public remarks in months

(Newser) - A judge set bond for Alex Murdaugh at $7 million Monday—well above the $6.2 million the South Carolina attorney is accused of stealing from clients. The bond is one of the highest in state history and Judge Alison Renee Lee, unusually, said it would have to be paid...

Embroiled SC Attorney Refuses To Respond to Allegations

Alex Murdaugh asserts privilege against self-incrimination

(Newser) - In the face of allegations he misappropriated client funds for years, disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh is keeping mum. The former partner at Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Elztroth, and Detrick said in papers filed with Colleton County court that he "asserts his privilege against self-incrimination guaranteed by the United...

Judge Says It's Too Risky to Release Murdaugh

SC attorney denied bond in theft case

(Newser) - A judge denied bond Tuesday for Alex Murdaugh, saying the attorney's considerable financial resources and mental instability appear for now to make it too risky to allow him to await trial outside of jail on charges he stole $3.4 million in insurance money meant for the sons of...

Sons of Murdaugh's Late Housekeeper to Get Their Money
Alex Murdaugh Arrested,
Awaits Extradition
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Alex Murdaugh Arrested, Awaits Extradition

He's accused of stealing insurance settlements belonging to sons of late housekeeper

(Newser) - Update: A big Alex Murdaugh development: The former South Carolina attorney has been arrested and accused of stealing more than $4 million in insurance settlements intended to go to the sons of his late housekeeper, reports the AP . Murdaugh was taken into custody at a Florida drug-rehab facility and is...

Murdaugh Accused of Trying to Frame Teen in Fatal Boat Crash

Lawsuit alleges he was trying to protect son

(Newser) - Paul Murdaugh's legal troubles ended permanently when the 22-year-old was shot to death along with his mother in June—but father Alex Murdaugh's troubles are only getting deeper. A new lawsuit accuses the prominent South Carolina attorney of trying to frame another teen in a fatal boat crash...

New Twist in Murdaugh Case: Housekeeper's 2018 Death
SC Attorney Accused
in Bizarre Plot Surrenders
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SC Attorney Accused in Bizarre Plot Surrenders

Alex Murdaugh allegedly arranged his own hit but survived

(Newser) - Update: A South Carolina attorney surrendered to authorities on Thursday in a convoluted case involving multiple deaths and alleged insurance fraud, reports CNN . Prosecutors say Alex Murdaugh arranged his own hit but survived, and that's only a small part of the story. Our original report, with timeline, follows:

Cops: Alex Murdaugh Arranged to Be Shot in Suicide Scheme

It's the latest twist in the strange SC Murdaugh case

(Newser) - Update: In a Today show interview, an attorney for Alex Murdaugh indicated that an opioid addiction was a driving force in his client's plot to have a man kill him so his son could collect his life insurance policy. Attorney Dick Harpootlian said that on the day of the...

New Twists in Strange Case of Prominent South Carolina Family

Alex Murdaugh enters rehab as his law firm says he was taking money

(Newser) - A lawyer from a prominent South Carolina legal family who found his wife and son shot to death at their home three months ago and was injured days ago when a bullet grazed his head as he changed a tire was taking money from his law firm, the business said...

First His Wife and Son Were Killed, Now He's Been Shot

Prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was shot in the head on a lonely road

(Newser) - The murder of a prominent South Carolina attorney's wife and son has gone nearly twelve weeks without any arrests but there's new startling twist: the attorney himself was shot in the head Saturday after experiencing car trouble on the side of the road. Per the New York Times...

SC Double Murder Probe Leads to Teen's Unsolved Death

Rumors claimed Paul Murdaugh was linked to 2015 death in apparent hit and run

(Newser) - South Carolina state police say information gained in the investigation into the double murder of a prosecutor's wife and son now has them looking at a teenager's unsolved death. The State Law Enforcement Division confirmed Tuesday that it has opened an investigation into the 2015 death of 19-year-old...

Double Murder Strikes Family Claiming a Place in US History
Prominent SC
Legal Family Hit
by 3 Stunning Losses
THE RUNDOWN

Prominent SC Legal Family Hit by 3 Stunning Losses

Paul Murdaugh, 22, and mom Margaret were shot to death; Randolph Murdaugh, 81, died days later

(Newser) - Three members of a prominent South Carolina legal family have died within the last week or so, including two who were brutally killed. For almost 100 years, members from three generations of the Murdaugh family operated in the role of top prosecutor of the Lowcountry region. Then a 22-year-old man...

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