Author: Associated Press

Lawyer whose son and wife killed has law license suspended

By Jeffrey Collins

The South Carolina Supreme Court indefinitely suspended the law license of prominent attorney Alex Murdaugh on Wednesday, two days after his law firm said he took money from the business. Murdaugh found the bodies of his wife and son, shot multiple times, at the family’s Colleton County home on June 7. On Saturday, he told police someone shot at him as he changed a tire on the side of a rural road. A family attorney has suggested someone cut the tire before Murdaugh left. State police haven’t commented on the shooting.

Dylann Roof seeks rehearing on church shooting conviction

By Meg Kinnard

Dylann Roof has filed the next step in his federal appeal, challenging a court’s confirmation of his conviction and death sentence for the 2015 racist slayings of nine members of a Black South Carolina congregation. Last month, a three-judge panel of the court unanimously upheld Roof’s conviction and sentence, saying the legal record cannot even capture the “full horror” of what he did.

Two SC children die from COVID-19

Aiken Co., S.C. (AP)–At least two children in South Carolina have died of COVID-19 this month as schools have reported thousands of cases among students and staff. The Aiken County coroner confirmed a 9-year-old and a 15-year-old died from the virus on Sept. 1. Aiken County Public Schools had previously announced the deaths of two students in fourth and tenth…

AP: Law firm: Attorney whose wife, son were killed took money

AP: Murdaugh's law firm said he took money from the business. PMPED law firm says Murdaugh is no longer associated with them.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – 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 when a bullet grazed his head as he changed a tire over the weekend says he is going to rehab. Alex Murdaugh’s statement Monday also said he “made a…