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Alex Murdaugh Lured Estranged Wife Maggie to Lodge the Night She & Her Son Were Murdered: Sources

Disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh allegedly lured his wife to the spot where she and their son were murdered last summer.

Sources told FITSNews that Maggie Murdaugh, 52, drove to the family’s 1-770 lodge in Colleton County, known as the “Moselle” property, as Alex asked her to meet him there. Alex allegedly told Maggie that his father was dying, and he wanted her to visit him and his mother, who has dementia, at their Varnville home.

The sources also alleged that Maggie was living alone, away from Alex, at her Edisto Beach home. Maggie reportedly met with a divorce attorney before her death. Sources claimed that Alex was having an affair with another attorney.

On June 7, Maggie and Paul, 22, were found fatally shot at the lodge. No arrests have been made in connection with their slayings. At the time of his death, Paul was awaiting trial on boating under the influence charges for a February 2019 crash that killed Mallory Beach, 19.

In regards to an alibi, Alex has claimed he was at his parents’ home in Varnville, which is 20 minutes from where his wife and son were killed, according to FITSNews.

Months after Maggie and Paul’s murders, on September 3, Alex allegedly had ex-client Curtis Smith, 61, try to fatally shoot him so his surviving son would receive a $10 million life insurance payout. Alex Murdaugh reportedly suffered head injuries and called 911 for help.

A day before the shooting, Alex was forced out of his family law firm amid allegations he misappropriated funds. He announced he was entering rehabilitation for drugs two days after the shooting. He was arrested weeks later, on September 16, for insurance fraud which stemmed from the alleged suicide-for-hire plot.

Alex ultimately bonded out of jail and underwent rehabilitation in Florida. Upon his release from rehab on October 14, he was re-arrested — this time, for allegedly stealing $4.3 million from the estate of his former housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, who suffered a fatal fall on his property in February 2018.

Alex currently faces a total of 74 charges, as he has been accused of stealing money from a slew of clients and his former law firm. He has not been charged in connection with his wife and son’s murder.

Alex remains jailed on a $7 million bond.

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[Featured image: Alex and Maggie Murdaugh/Facebook]