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‘It seems very contrived’: Nancy Grace Pokes Holes in Alex Murdaugh Shooting Case

CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace wonders why South Carolina legal scion Alex Murdaugh was airlifted and rushed to the hospital over a superficial wound, and why his spokesperson immediately announced that the wound was not self-inflicted.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, Alex Murdaugh resigned from his law firm and plans to enter rehab after suffering a minor gunshot wound to the head on Saturday while driving from Hampton County to Charleston. Murdaugh said his rehabilitation is coming “after a long battle.”

The shooting was preceded by the deaths of Alex Murdaugh’s wife, Maggie, 52, and his son, Paul, 22. Both were shot and killed earlier this year while at their hunting property in Islandton.

No arrests have been made in connection with Maggie and Paul Murdaugh’s deaths.

On Saturday, Alex Murdaugh claimed he stopped to change a flat tire when an unknown person driving a pickup truck drove past him, turned the vehicle around, then drove back by and shot him in the head.

“If the same person that killed Maggie and her son, Paul, shot Alex Murdaugh, he’d be dead by now,” Grace told Fox News. “That’s my take on it because you don’t go by in a pickup truck, turn all the way back around, and go back to finish it off…..and he gets grazed?”

SLED spokesman Tommy Crosby confirmed that Alex Murdaugh was hospitalized for a superficial gunshot wound to the head. Despite Monday’s statement, authorities have not yet disclosed whether his injuries were self-inflicted.

Grace, however, points out that “the first thing that came out of the spokesperson’s mouth was, ‘this was not self-inflicted.‘”

“Well, up until then, nobody said that it was,” Grace added.

Watch the full interview below.

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