The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is expected to present its case this week against disbarred lawyer Alex Murdaugh for the murders of his wife and son last year, and CrimeOnline’s Nancy Grace predicts a “true bill” — two counts of murder.
Maggie Murdaugh and the Murdaugh’s younger son Paul were found shot to death on June 7, 2021, at the family’s hunting lodge, Mosell, as CrimeOnline previously reported. Alex Murdaugh himself called 911, claiming he’d just returned from visiting his mother 20 minutes away.
Murdaugh was disbarred by the state Supreme Court on Tuesday, after racking up 84 financial fraud charges since the murders — including an an alleged “suicide for hire” scheme in September in which he hired an ex-client to kill him so his surviving son could receive a $10 million death benefit.
Grace told Fox News on Wednesday that the grand jury is likely to hear from one lead detective when it meets on Thursday and that it won’t be hearing “about embezzlement up to the tune of millions of dollars from his law firm and from clients.”
“I believe they will hear evidence regarding cell phone data, cell phone data that will prove Alex Murdaugh was at the scene of the murders when he claims to be at his mother’s,” she said.
“I believe that in addition to witnesses who have been developed specifically, who Murdaugh was talking to on the phone that night, ballistics evidence, DNA evidence, and high velocity spatter evidence of bodily fluids will be presented to this grand jury, and I predict a true bill of indictment two counts, murder one.”
Grace also said she believes she knows the answer to a question she’s heard often in this case: How can you pin a double murder on one person when two weapons were used?
“I believe that two long guns … were used as a forensic countermeasure,” she said.
“What is that? Someone like him that knows the court system, that has been trying murder cases for ever, knows that would make authorities believe there were two perps. But no. He had weapons readily available within an arm’s reach. And I believe he used two weapons because he used a shotgun, which takes too long to reload, and then he used the AR-15. There you go.”
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[Featured image: Maggie and Paul Murdaugh/handout]