ISLANDTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: The murders of Paul Murdaugh and his mother, Margaret aka Maggie, sent shock waves across South Carolina. The pair, who belonged to an important Lowcountry legal family, were found dead in the latter. Monday, June 7, at his hunting lodge in Islandton, South Carolina. The main target of the unidentified suspects was said to be the 22-year-old, while his mother, the wife of Alex Murdaugh, took a fatal shot because he was there by chance.
Who is Alex Murdaugh?
Alex is a lawyer and the successor to a powerful and wealthy legal dynasty. His full name is Richard Alexander Murdaugh Sr, who works part time district Attorney to the 14th Circuit attorney’s office. According to the Murdaugh law firm’s website, PMPED, Alex graduated from Wade Hampton High School in 1986.
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He also adds: “He received a Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of South Carolina in 1990, a Doctorate of Law in May 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and was admitted to the Carolina Bar Association. of South in November 1994. Alex represents injured persons in all areas of personal injury law, including cases of transport, product liability and manslaughter. ”
Where was he at the time of the murder?
Alex was the one who first found the corpses of his son and wife. He is said to have told authorities that he went out to shoot, and when he returned he saw the bodies of Paul and Maggie some distance away from each other in the backyard of his sprawling property.
Reports say Paul, who was charged in the February 2019 death of Mallory Beach, 19, was shot in the head and upper body with a shotgun, while Maggie, 52, was targeted with what appeared to be a rifle of assault. A South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) spokesperson said: “no additional information is currently available while we are conducting an active investigation.”
After the tragedy, the PMPED released a statement that read: “The Murdaugh family and the PMPED wish to thank everyone for the many phone calls and condolences following the deaths of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh. We ask for your patience and continued prayers during this tragic time. Contact the authorities if you have any information that might be important. ”
Meanwhile, Mallory’s family also released a statement showing sympathy for the Murdaughs, despite suing them last year. The statement read: “The Beach Family extends its deepest and warmest condolences to the Murdaugh family during this terrible time. Having suffered the devastating loss of their own daughter, the family prays that the Murdaughs can find some level of peace with this tragic loss. They would like the family and community to know that their continued thoughts and prayers are with the Murdaughs. It is their sincerest hope that someone will step forward and cooperate with the authorities so that the perpetrator of these senseless crimes can be brought to justice.
On Friday, June 11, a funeral was held for Paul and Maggie in Hampton County, which was attended by hundreds. One family member, Elizabeth Murdaugh, described the mother and son duo “well lived and well loved.”