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What to Know About the Multiple Criminal Investigations into Alex Murdaugh

Posted On: Dec 1, 2021   |   Posted By: Time

What to Know About the Multiple Criminal Investigations into Alex Murdaugh

Murder investigations, embezzlement allegations, a drug addiction and hitman-for-hire: in recent months, a series of bizarre criminal incidents surrounding a prominent South Carolina family-and its patriarch, attorney Alex Murdaugh-have received national attention.
It was the June deaths of Margaret and Paul Murdaugh that first received widespread coverage in the media as well as within true crime circles. On June 7, at around 10 p.m., Alex Murdaugh called police to report that he had found his 22-year-old son, Paul, and his 52-year-old wife, Margaret, shot outside their home in Colleton County. According to a Colleton County Sheriff's Office report , authorities arrived at the scene and found the two victims with “multiple” gunshot wounds.

“I urge the public to be patient and let the investigation take its course,” police chief Mark Keel said in a June 21 statement on their killings. “This case is complex, and we will not rush this or any investigation. Investigative...

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