According to SLED, Murdaugh called 911 and said he had arrived home on June 7 to find his wife, マーガレット, and son Paul shot dead outside of their home in Islandton, サウスカロライナ, a small community about an hour north of Hilton Head Island. Colleton County Sheriff’s deputies determined both had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.
SLED took over the investigation
, but the case remains unsolved
. Alex Murdaugh has announced a $ 100,000 褒美 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the parties responsible for their deaths
“As Chief of SLED I urge the public to be patient and let the investigation take its course,” SLED Chief Mark Keel said in a statement in June. “This case is complex, and we will not rush this or any investigation.”
The killings brought renewed attention to Paul’s involvement in a 2019 boating accident that claimed the life of a 19-year-old woman. When he was killed, Paul was facing charges of boating under the influence causing great bodily injury and causing death in connection to the accident, 裁判所の記録は示しています. Paul had pleaded not guilty and court records show the charges were dropped after his death.
The family has been prominent in the South Carolina legal community for decades: 以上 87 consecutive years, three generations of Murdaughs — including Alex’s father, Randolph Murdaugh III — held the office of Solicitor of the 14th Circuit, which covers Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.
According to the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, the current solicitor is the first outside the Murdaugh family to hold the elected position. 今日, several Murdaughs, including Alex, work at the Peters, マードー, パーカー, Eltzroth & Detrick law firm.
Alex’s brothers Randy and John Marvin addressed the perception of the family prominence in an interview with ABC’s “グッドモーニングアメリカ” 六月に
, saying that perception was wrong
“You see words like ‘dynasty’ used and ‘power,’ and I don’t know exactly how people use those words,” said Randy Murdaugh. “But we’re just regular people, and we’re hurting just like they would be hurting if this had happened to them.”
“I can’t imagine the horror that my brother’s experiencing,” 彼は言った.