Murdaugh lawyer says client 'understands' he's going to prison for stealing money, afstand doen van uitleweringsverhoor

Murdaugh handhaaf sy onskuld in die dood van sy vrou en seun, maar sy prokureur Dick Harpootlian het erken dat sy kliënt “versoen” the fact he will face prison time for stealing millions from his former law firm.

He additionally waived an extradition hearing scheduled Friday in Orlando that would determine when he would return to Suid Carolina to face two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses. He will instead return voluntarily.

This photo provided by Orange County, Fla., shows Richard Alexander Murdaugh. The prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper. State police say Murdaugh was arrested Thursday, Okt.. 14, 2021 at a drug rehab facility in Orlando,Fla.., where his attorneys say he has spent the past six weeks since claiming he was shot in the head. (Orange County, Fla. via AP)

This photo provided by Orange County, Fla., shows Richard Alexander Murdaugh. The prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper. State police say Murdaugh was arrested Thursday, Okt.. 14, 2021 at a drug rehab facility in Orlando, Fla., where his attorneys say he has spent the past six weeks since claiming he was shot in the head. (Orange County, Fla. via AP)

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