The South Carolina man whose wife and son were shot in unsolved killings in June is headed to court over an alleged botched suicide plot.
Attorney Alex Murdaugh sat in a jail jumpsuit in handcuffs in a Hampton County courtroom and heard multiple charges against him including insurance fraud. Investigators say he recently planned his own shooting so that his son could collect a 10-million-dollar life insurance policy.
A suspected co-conspirator was in court today and was granted a 55-thousand-dollar bond. Murdaugh’s wife and adult son, Paul, were murdered at the family’s hunting lodge in June. At the time of his death, Paul Murdaugh was awaiting trial on charges of boating while intoxicated in a 2019 crash that killed a 19-year-old woman.
Several investigations have opened up because of the botched “suicide” attempt.