Alex Murdaugh’s surviving son reportedly suggested that he is not supporting his jailed lawyer father who is charged with killing his mother and brother last year.
Buster Murdaugh, 25, allegedly told the Daily Mail, “I don’t want to see it written anywhere that I’m supporting my father [Alex Murdaugh].” He reportedly went on to say that nobody should “presume anything” regarding whether or not he supports his father.
“I have no interest in saying anything. I have no comment,” he said before returning to the residence he shares with his girlfriend in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
In June 2021, Maggie and Paul Murdaugh, 52 and 22, were found fatally shot at the family’s lodge in Colleton County, South Carolina. Alex is believed to have acted alone in their slayings. Maggie was reportedly killed with a rifle while a shotgun was used in Paul’s slaying.
Prosecutors have not yet revealed a motive in this case. Alex was allegedly filmed driving away from the lodge at 9:06 p.m. — an hour before he called 911 to report their deaths.
Months after their slayings, in September 2021, Alex suffered superficial head wounds when he allegedly had former client Curtis Smith, 61, shoot him in the head so Buster would receive a $10 million insurance payout. A day before the shooting, Alex was forced out of his family law firm amid allegations he misappropriated funds.
Two days after the apparent botched suicide, Alex announced he was entering rehabilitation for drugs. Shortly thereafter, he was charged with insurance fraud in connection with the suicide-for-hire plot and released on bail.
However, in October 2021, Alex was rearrested upon leaving a rehabilitation center in Florida 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. In that case, he was accused of stealing insurance payouts that were intended for Satterfield’s family.
Authorities plan to exhume Satterfield’s body amid an ongoing investigation into the circumstances surrounding her death.
In June of this year, Alex and Smith were indicted for allegedly purchasing and distributing oxycodone in multiple counties.
Alex was charged in July with his wife and son’s murders — days after he was formally disbarred by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
In addition to the murder charges, Alex is facing 84 criminal counts for allegedly stealing money from a slew of clients and his former law firm. He remains jailed on $7 million bail.
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[Featured image: L-R: Buster, Maggie, Paul, Alex/Facebook]