The target of many investigations in South Carolina is Alex Murdaugh, who scheduled to turn himself in Thursday.
His lawyer, Alex Murdaugh, a South Carolina lawyer shot and murdered in June on accusations associated with subsequent insurance fraud, said his wife and son would voluntarily resign to police on Thursday.
Murdaugh arranged, according to court papers, for a previous customer to murder him so he could receive a life insurance payment of approximately $10 million from his surviving son.
One of Murdaugh’s attorneys, Jim Griffin, told CNN that
Murdaugh had received a warrant for arrest on allegations of insurance fraud conspiracy. According to Griffin, Murdaugh intends to surrender willingly in Hampton County prison by 14 p.m.
On September 4, Murdaugh was gunned down on a road, but survived. An anonymous individual in a blue vehicle was already accused of the gunshot by a family voice. Nevertheless, on Monday, Murdaugh confessed that he had plotted to murder him under the schema, according to an affidavit in favor of charges against Smith, with a guy identified by the police as being Curtis Edward Smith.
Murdaugh intended to take his own life but thought he was excluded from his life insurance policy, said his other attorney, Dick Harpootlian, adding that his strategy “was an effort to preserve something for him.”
Furthermore, State authorities announced the initiation of two further inquiries into the unresolved death of a juvenile in 2015 and the death in 2018 of a maid of the Murdaugh family.
His wife and son’s assassinations were not resolved, and Murdaugh denied involvement.
The counsel continues to ask questions about the death of the housekeeper.
On Wednesday, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) stated that a criminal inquiry will be opened into the death and management of Gloria Satterfield in February 2018.
According to Attorney Eric Bland, who represents his estate, Satterfield was a family homekeeper for Murdaugh for more than twenty years until she died in 2018 after what was characterized as a “slip and fall accident.”
In response to a request from the Hampton County Coroner, SLED stated it had opened an investigation which highlighted discrepancies in Satterfield’s death method as well as evidence obtained in SLED’s other continuing investigations into Murdaugh.
“At the time of the death of the deceased, no autopsy reported to the Coroner. The way of death declared “natural,” which is incompatible with injuries in a voyage and fall accident; on death certificates “The SLED application of the coroner’s state
Bland filed a complaint against Alex Murdaugh, former counsel of the estate Cory Fleming and Palmetto State Bank on behalf of the Satterfield estate on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, Bland told Chris Cuomo of CNN that when Murdaugh died, her family trusted Murdaugh to assist him in the prosecution of his property.
“My clients were certainly in doubt since they had been taken to a hospital after tragically falling and having severe brain damage. For the following three weeks, she could never speak with them till she died, “Bland told Cuomo. “So, Alex Murdaugh recounted the tale that she was stumbling over her dogs and falling down the steps.”
Bland stated, “They trusted him. “He hand-walked them to his closest buddy and college college college colleague to file a lawsuit on his own behalf.”
According to Bland, there were a series of claims which led to the settlement, but none were ever brought before the courts, save one for Lloyds’ London insurance for about $500,000.
“Any of these agreements have no court instructions to approve. And by law, a court must approve the payments if you have an unlawful death or survival case. Neither exists in the court record and, unless it is written in the paper by investigative reporters,
our clients never discovered that the cases had resolved such claims; “Bland stated that. Bland said.
According to the lawyer, more than 2 million dollars have been resolved for claims, of which no portion has been collected from its clients. “It’s our duty to find answers to them and get their money back,” said Bland.
Moreover, authorities are investigating Stephen Smith’s unresolved death on June 22,
around two weeks after Murdaugh’s wife and kid killed.
SLED said the inquiry revived on the basis of information collected during a double murder investigation.
A former suicidal customer has been charged
According to an affidavit, the individual who reportedly shot Murdaugh earlier this month was instructed to do so.
Smith, 61, charged on Wednesday with high and aggravated suicide, assault
and battery with firearms, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to fraudulently commit insurance, according to the SLED.
When he shot on September 4, Murdaugh was not mortally injured. He then phoned 911 to report that he had shot on a roadway in Hampton County and taken to a hospital in Savannah,
Georgia, according to SLED.
Authorities first characterized Murdaugh’s injuries as a “superficial pistol wound in his head,”
even though his skull had split in the shooting by Murdaugh’s lawyers.
Murdaugh allegedly firearmed Smith and ordered Smith to shoot him in the head. The document says that Smith confessed Tuesday to participating in the shooting and disposal of the gun.
Whether Smith hired a lawyer is not known. Smith attended a Wednesday morning bail hearing and got a $5,000 cash collateral bond for the meth charge and a personal marijuana recognition bond. The police stated on Wednesday afternoon that he taken to jail in Hampton County.
According to the Court Reports of the Colleton County 14th Judicial Circuit
Murdaugh has represented Smith as his lawyer at least twice since 2010.
In a personal injury case against a land management business
he initially represented Smith, and Murdaugh named Smith’s attorney for a traffic offense in 2013.