Attorney Murders His Own Wife And Son After Stealing Millions From Clients

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Attorney Alex Murdaugh expected to face charges in SC killings of wife, son – Charleston Post Courier

State police informed the Murdaugh family they plan to bring criminal charges against Alex Murdaugh in the double murder of his wife and son. They did not disclose any evidence they have on the suspect.

The murders of Alex Murdaugh’s wife and son, Maggie Murdaugh, 52, and Paul Murdaugh, 22, could be resolved this week as the police plan to indict Mr. Murdaugh in the murders, one of his lawyers said.

MuMurdaugh reported finding his wife and son shot to death near a kennel outside the family’s property, but investigators released scant information on the killings. No motive was offered, and public speculation grew.

Officials said little about the murders at the Murdaugh family’s hunting lodge, and rumors became rampant. The rest of the Murdaugh family was frustrated that they didn’t know more about what led to the deaths.

Alex Murdaugh, 53, has been accused of stealing almost $8.5 million from former clients and colleagues, and of staging a suicide plot. He has also been stripped of his law license.

Investigators found more fertile ground exploring Murdaugh’s alleged financial improprieties, and later charged Murdaugh with trying to orchestrate his own murder as part of a $10 million insurance fraud scheme.

For more information on this mysterious story, check out the news outlets listed below.

  1. Attorney Alex Murdaugh expected to face charges in SC killings of wife, son  Charleston Post Courier
  2. Disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh could face murder charges this week, attorney says  CNN
  3. Alex Murdaugh disbarred, expected to be charged in double homicide  WJCL News
  4. Alex Murdaugh Is Expected to Be Charged With Killing Wife and Son, Lawyer Says  The New York Times
  5. Sources: Alex Murdaugh to face charges in deaths of wife, son  WSAV3
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