Alex Murdaugh

Police: Lawyer Murdaugh arranged own death but shot grazed

By Jeffrey Collins

A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said Tuesday. The shooter, Curtis Edward Smith, was charged with assisted suicide, insurance fraud and several other counts in the Sept. 4 shooting of Alex Murdaugh

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.

Alex Murdaugh releases statement after weekend shooting

Alex Murdaugh releases statement after weekend shooting incident in Hampton County

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Alex Murdaugh, the prominent South Carolina Attorney who was injured in a shooting over the weekend, released a statement Monday. Here is the statement released to ABC Columbia News : “The murders of my wife and son have caused an incredibly difficult time in my life. I have made a lot of decisions that I truly regret….

SLED gives update in Alex Murdaugh shooting

HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO): Just months after Alex Murdaugh’s wife and son were  killed in Hampton County, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating another shooting. This time, to Alex himself. SLED is releasing new information regarding the shooting incident from September 4th. Officials say around 1:34 p.m., Alex Murdaugh called 911 to report he had been shot on…