- The South Carolina State Legislation Enforcement Division (SLED) mentioned this week that Alex Murdaugh employed a person to shoot him within the head earlier this month.
- SLED mentioned Murdaugh, who survived the botched capturing, employed the person so his dwelling son might get a $10 million life insurance coverage payout.
- Murdaugh’s spouse and different son have been shot and killed earlier this yr and their murders are nonetheless unsolved.
Alex Murdaugh, the outstanding South Carolina lawyer whose spouse and son have been shot to dying in June, tried to arrange his own murder so his dwelling son might get a $10 million life insurance coverage cost, state police mentioned in a report launched on Tuesday.
The South Carolina State Legislation Enforcement Division (SLED) is now investigating Alex Murdaugh and has charged Curtis Edward Smith, the person accused of capturing Alex Murdaugh, with assisted suicide, insurance coverage fraud, and different counts.
Alex Murdaugh, who resigned from his law firm and said he would check into rehab earlier this month, has not been charged.
Police say he was shot on September 4 in Hampton County, South Carolina, and brought to a close-by hospital with a superficial gunshot wound.
In a sworn assertion seen by Insider, a SLED agent mentioned Murdaugh gave Smith a gun to kill him, however the bullet solely grazed his head.
State brokers mentioned Murdaugh admitted to police that he had tried to stage his personal dying and that he had employed Smith to kill him so his surviving son might gather a $10 million life insurance coverage.
The deaths of Murdaugh’s spouse and son, 52-year-old Maggie Murdaugh and 22-year-old Paul Murdaugh, are nonetheless unsolved.
Alex Murdaugh found their our bodies on the household’s looking property in June.
Their deaths have been reported days earlier than Paul Murdaugh was set to face trial within the dying of a 19-year-old lady, who was killed in 2019 in a ship crash throughout which Paul Murdaugh was driving and so they have been each intoxicated, police mentioned.
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