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The disbarred and disgraced South Carolina attorney Alex Murdaugh pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the new bombshell murder charges accusing him of the double killing of his wife and younger son last June.
Last week’s long-waited announcement from the South Carolina attorney general’s office finally confirmed a suspect in the June 7, 2021, double homicide of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh.
Court documents say the two were found shot to death by separate weapons – a shotgun and a rifle – by dog kennels on the family’s sprawling Moselle estate in South Carolina’s Low Country after authorities responded to a frantic 911 call from Alex Murdaugh himself.
What were coined the mysterious Murdaugh murders were the catalyst to a slew of investigations by state authorities into the attorney and volunteer prosecutor, as well as his financial dealings.
Before Thursday’s bombshell murder charges, Murdaugh faced more than 80 other criminal charges through 16 state grand jury indictments for schemes to defraud a slew of victims, including the family of his dead housekeeper, a deaf quadriplegic man and a highway patrolman injured in the line of duty, of a total sum of nearly $8.5 million.