PAUL & MAGGIE MURDAUGH: South Carolina vs. Alex Murdaugh for Double Homicide of wife & son *GUILTY*

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This case is being kept pretty quiet, no major details released to speak of (other than it does say there were two different guns used), but no info regarding who found them, who called 911, very little else.

Of interest, the grandfather died just a few days after these murders and it sounds as if he was ill from various articles so probably not unexpected. I think of the typical motives, did grandpa have a big estate? How big in the overall family of grandpa's on down? They sound like a pretty well known family and a powerful one in their state, more on that in the article.


 
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Cops investigating death of gay teen 'killed in hit-and-run' were convinced it was homicide and pursued tips questioning boy's 'relationship' with heir of powerful South Carolina family, whose mother and brother were shot dead


police investigating the shooting deaths of mother and son, Maggie, 52, and Paul Murdaugh, 22, have re-opened the investigation into Smith's death.

 

Alex and Buster Murdaugh announced a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who killed Paul and Maggie.​


“I want to thank everyone for the incredible love and support that we have received over the last few weeks,” Alex Murdaugh said. “Now is the time to bring justice for Maggie and Paul. Buster and I, along with Maggie’s mother, father and our entire family, ask that anyone with helpful information immediately call the SLED tip line or Crime Stoppers.



The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division established a tip line dedicated to this homicide investigation.

Anyone with information about the case can call (803) 896-2605. The line is being monitored 24 hours a day.

SLED has agreed to identify anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these crimes, if the person wishes to claim the reward.

The law firm of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth and Detrick, will administer the reward.
 
Not much news on this case - authorities are keeping their cards close to the vest. And that brings more speculation that the Murdaugh family is getting special treatment. The main unanswered question at this point is what at the crime scene caused the death investigation of Stephen Smith to be reopened. From the beginning, cops said there was no danger to the public. Criminal & civil lawsuits for Mallory Beach's death were ongoing & many thought that could be a connection. But, was there a note or something there that referenced retribution for Smith's death?
 
MUST READ ARTICLE & MUST SEE VIDEO purchasing alcohol & the boating timeline & route

The redacted investigatory files that SCDNR released to this news outlet late Friday reveal additional information about the alleged conspiracy — and details about what happened in the first few chaotic weeks of the investigation.

One big question remains in the case — did the Murdaughs and their law enforcement connections conspire to frame Connor Cook and create confusion in the investigation?

After leaving downtown Beaufort, Paul’s behavior worsened and he started arguing with his girlfriend, according to witness statements.

“Everybody” in the party was trying to talk Paul into letting Mallory’s boyfriend, Anthony Cook, drive the boat and Paul refused, according to depositions and witness statements.

“You think y’all know this river better than me?” Paul Murdaugh said, according to a witness statement. “This is my boat, and I’ll be damned if anyone else drives my boat.”

At one point, Paul almost crashed into the Woods Memorial Bridge in downtown Beaufort, but Connor Cook was able to grab the wheel, according to a witness statement.

Paul’s driving scared the other passengers, who said all they were irritated and wanted to go home at this point.

Paul knew everyone was irritated — and taunted his friends by slowing the boat down and driving in circles, witness statements said.

Paul and his girlfriend started to fight. He started to scream “horrible” things at her, a witness said.

A “belligerent” Murdaugh would leave the wheel, walk to the front of the boat to yell at her, while Connor Cook would grab the wheel. This happened three times, according to depositions.

“What are you going to do, hit me like you did all those times before?” Paul’s then-girlfriend asked, according to a witness statement.

Paul Murdaugh then pushed, spit on, and slapped his then-girlfriend in the face, according to multiple depositions.

In the back of the boat, Mallory Beach and Anthony Cook were fed up, depositions say. Mallory yelled at Paul to stop. She said she was scared of his driving.

“He turned and pointed at her, and I could tell he was about to say something and I told him not to make that mistake and he stared at me for a second and went to the steering wheel,” Anthony Cook said in his deposition.

Shortly thereafter, the boat then accelerated rapidly through the winding waterway of Archer’s Creek, according to the depositions. According to its global positioning satellite data, the boat reached speeds over 30 mph — which is a very high rate of speed for a small marine vessel.

Here’s what we found in the investigation files that were released to the public and the media on Friday afternoon …
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(Via: SCDNR)
While they were at Luther’s, Paul Murdaugh allegedly became even more intoxicated. He is shown on video stumbling as he walked the Beaufort Waterfront to the boat around 1 a.m. EST.
After leaving downtown Beaufort, Paul’s behavior worsened and he started arguing with his girlfriend, according to witness statements.
“Everybody” in the party was trying to talk Paul into letting Mallory’s boyfriend, Anthony Cook, drive the boat and Paul refused, according to depositions and witness statements.
“You think y’all know this river better than me?” Paul Murdaugh said, according to a witness statement. “This is my boat, and I’ll be damned if anyone else drives my boat.”
The investigation files released Friday included surveillance footage of the last hours leading up to the crash that killed Mallory Beach on Feb. 24, 2019. Click below to see those videos compiled together in a timeline.

At one point, Paul almost crashed into the Woods Memorial Bridge in downtown Beaufort, but Connor Cook was able to grab the wheel, according to a witness statement.
Paul’s driving scared the other passengers, who said all they were irritated and wanted to go home at this point.
Paul knew everyone was irritated — and taunted his friends by slowing the boat down and driving in circles, witness statements said.
Paul and his girlfriend started to fight. He started to scream “horrible” things at her, a witness said.
A “belligerent” Murdaugh would leave the wheel, walk to the front of the boat to yell at her, while Connor Cook would grab the wheel. This happened three times, according to depositions.
“What are you going to do, hit me like you did all those times before?” Paul’s then-girlfriend asked, according to a witness statement.
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(Via: SCDNR)
Paul Murdaugh then pushed, spit on, and slapped his then-girlfriend in the face, according to multiple depositions.
In the back of the boat, Mallory Beach and Anthony Cook were fed up, depositions say. Mallory yelled at Paul to stop. She said she was scared of his driving.
“He turned and pointed at her, and I could tell he was about to say something and I told him not to make that mistake and he stared at me for a second and went to the steering wheel,” Anthony Cook said in his deposition.
Shortly thereafter, the boat then accelerated rapidly through the winding waterway of Archer’s Creek, according to the depositions. According to its global positioning satellite data, the boat reached speeds over 30 mph — which is a very high rate of speed for a small marine vessel.


Moments later — at around 2:20 a.m. EST — the boat hit a piling on Archer’s Creek Bridge, just outside of Parris Island, South Carolina. Paul, Mallory and Anthony were flung into the dark water. All of the occupants were injured. Blood was all over the boat.
The investigation files released Friday included surveillance footage of the last hours leading up to the crash that killed Mallory Beach on Feb. 24, 2019. Click below to see those videos compiled together in a timeline.



 
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This one says the father was named as a POI but they won't call him a suspect. This also has some more detail and says the murders were execution style. Again different guns, etc. And it says the father has an "ironclad" alibi and yet says he is a POI...

Yeah I don't get a good feeling looking at him. Looks creepy, Sleazy to me.
 

Audio from boat crash scene​

'You're smiling like it's f******g funny! My f*****g girlfriend's gone!': New audio reveals moments after fatal boating crash involving the 'drunk' son of a legal family dynasty​


 

Alex Murdaugh, father and husband of murder victims, shot in Hampton Co. What we know​

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

Hampton lawyer Alex Murdaugh, whose wife and younger son were shot to death in June, has been shot on a rural road in Hampton County.

Murdaugh, 53, was shot Saturday on Salkehatchie Road, according to his lawyer Jim Griffin.

Griffin, who said he had spoken with another Murdaugh family member, said Alex Murdaugh was on his way to Charleston on Saturday when he had car trouble and stopped.

Alex Murdaugh has been taken to a Lowcountry hospital.
Griffin said he did not know the extent of Murdaugh’s wounds.

Reached by phone, Hampton County Sheriff T. C. Smalls said he could confirm only that “someone has been shot.” He said the office is in the first phase of investigating and can’t yet release any information on the shooting.

Smalls said late Saturday afternoon that deputies are still on the scene at Salkehatchie Road, a main road running through eastern Hampton County.

Asked if Murdaugh’s wounds were serious, Smalls said he was not able to release that.

 


 
I just started getting into this case and wow! I have to put it down for a bit and catch up again later. I’m curious to see if Alex was shot or if it was self inflicted.
 

SLED releases new details in Alex Murdaugh shooting investigation​


The scene was secured by the Hampton County Sheriff and Murdaugh was airlifted to Memorial Health University Medical Center by EMS in Savannah, Georgia where he was treated for a superficial gunshot wound to the head, SLED says.

Working overnight into Sunday morning, agents collected evidence, processed the crime scene, interviewed witnesses, and continued following up on leads.

Murdaugh was driving a black Mercedes-Benz SUV prior to being shot, and the SUV was submitted into evidence for law enforcement to process.

 
Weren't there 2 brothers? Or perhaps I'm confusing this case with a different one.
 

Alex and Buster Murdaugh announced a reward of $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who killed Paul and Maggie.​


“I want to thank everyone for the incredible love and support that we have received over the last few weeks,” Alex Murdaugh said. “Now is the time to bring justice for Maggie and Paul. Buster and I, along with Maggie’s mother, father and our entire family, ask that anyone with helpful information immediately call the SLED tip line or Crime Stoppers.



The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division established a tip line dedicated to this homicide investigation.

Anyone with information about the case can call (803) 896-2605. The line is being monitored 24 hours a day.

SLED has agreed to identify anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for these crimes, if the person wishes to claim the reward.

The law firm of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth and Detrick, will administer the reward.
Offers a reward, then is superficially shot in the head. What’s the deal with Alex? Has he been seen with a new flame? Just wondering.
 

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