After months of speculation, Alex Murdaugh’s lawyers finally acquitted a South Carolina lawyer – already charged with plotting his murder – a man who loves his wife and son twice.
Jim Griffin, an escion attorney, confirmed that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) began investigating Murdaugh’s “departure” in the June 7 murder of his 52-year-old wife, Margaret, and his 22-year-old Paul. Officials say Murdaugh called 911 around 10:07 a.m. after finding his family brutally shot near outside dogs outside their 1,770 acre area in Colleton County.
In a seven-minute call, Murdaugh tells the sender, “I’ve got it right now – bad,” with the dogs barking in the back.
Despite being described as an interested person, Murdaugh’s lawyer insisted on Fox Carolina on Wednesday that his client was visiting with his mother, who has dementia, at the time of the murder and “had no intention of killing them.”
“You think that if Alex had done it, the SLED would have been able to create that easily that night,” Griffin said. “You would think that they would search his house and find blood somewhere. You would think that they would have found deadly weapons on this site. You would think that they would come up with something to link Alex to a murderer, forensically or independently. As far as I know, they didn’t. ”
Griffin, however, acknowledged that the state authorities “are not providing information but I hope they had [information] they would have blamed Alex and they would not have charged him. SLED did not respond to a request from The Daily Beast for comment on Murdaugh being an interested person.
“He loved his wife. He loved his son. The murders were committed in a brutal manner, “said Griffin, noting that he checked Murdaugh’s text messages with his wife and that there was no indication of” domestic violence. “
“He didn’t do it. I feel strongly that he did not do so, ”added Murdaugh’s lawyer. “No one wants to fix these murderers like Alex.”
Acknowledging that Murdaugh is being investigated in the murders of his wife and son is one of the legal obstacles awaited by the current powerful lawyer. Last month, Murdaugh pleaded guilty to decades-old opioid addiction, accused of embezzling millions from a former law firm, and admitted he had tried to plot his murder in an attempt to leave $ 10 million in life insurance for his surviving son, Buster.
Both Murdaugh and the alleged trafficker face charges of murder in a bizarre suicide attempt – but Murdaugh was allowed to leave prison and relocate. Griffin said Wednesday that his team had been working to “bring back more ions” to see if Murdaugh was addicted or various financial errors were allegedly the cause of someone’s harm to his family.
Murdaugh has also been involved in a series of lawsuits, since a series of planned investigations into the 2019 shipwreck that killed a teenage girl by defrauding millions of people of a martyr’s home. SLED has opened a criminal investigation into both cases.
Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth, and Detrick (PMPED), a law firm founded by 100-year-old Murdaugh’s grandfather, also accused the scion in court of embezzling funds from his clients and a former employee in a fraudulent bank account. years.
The firm first made the remarks in September, after Murdaugh announced that he had resigned and was involved in drug dealing within hours after calling police saying he had been shot in the head by an unidentified Lowcountry backroad truck driver.
On Wednesday, Griffin insisted that the identity of the killer was not yet clear – though Murdaugh said he had called his suspect, Curtis Edward Smith, and asked him to meet him on a rural road. There, Murdaugh reportedly asked Smith to shoot him with a .38 revolver.
Smith and his lawyers insisted he tried to stop Murdaugh from shooting himself after he refused to shoot. Said that hand The New York Times that after the gun went off, Smith was left holding the weapon as Murdaugh fell to the ground- and ran to his truck to get away. Smith later admitted to police throwing a gun on the side of the road.