COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A lawyer for disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh stated Tuesday that investigators have indicated they intend to pursue homicide expenses towards him for the deaths of his spouse and son, who have been fatally shot exterior their residence greater than a yr in the past.
Lawyer Jim Griffin stated in an announcement that the South Carolina Regulation Enforcement Division informed Murdaugh relations they plan to hunt indictments from a grand jury later this week.
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“We gained’t have any remark till expenses are literally introduced towards Alex,“ Griffin stated.
Officers with each state police and the lawyer common’s workplace wouldn’t touch upon whether or not authorities have been pursuing the indictments, which have been first reported by information and opinion web site FITSNews.
Murdaugh already faces dozens of felony expenses which have piled up within the months since his spouse Maggie, 52, and their 22-year-old son, Paul, have been killed. However till now he has not been charged in reference to their deaths; he’s repeatedly denied any function in these killings.
The deaths led to not less than a half-dozen investigations into Murdaugh and his funds leading to expenses that he stole $8.5 million from individuals who employed him and that he lied to police in saying he was shot by a stranger on a roadside when — officers say — he actually requested a good friend to kill him so his surviving son might acquire a $10 million life insurance coverage coverage.
Maggie and Paul Murdaugh have been shot a number of instances between 9 and 9:30 p.m. the night time of June 7, 2021, exterior their residence on the household’s land close to Islandton, authorities stated. Their our bodies have been discovered close to canine kennels, in response to Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey.
On the time, authorities reported that Alex Murdaugh found the our bodies and known as 911. His household informed “Good Morning America” that Murdaugh had been visiting his father within the hospital and checking on his mom when the killings occurred.
The South Carolina Supreme Court docket additionally disbarred Murdaugh on Tuesday, confirming the inevitable after Murdaugh’s attorneys declined to contest arguments at a June disbarment listening to. Within the order, the state Supreme Court docket famous its resolution “by no means” impacts ongoing investigations.
James Pollard is a corps member for the Related Press/Report for America Statehouse Information Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit nationwide service program that locations journalists in native newsrooms to report on undercovered points.