Former South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh has issued an announcement via a spokesperson in response to a latest Folks Journal article about his marriage to his late spouse, Margaret.
On the night time of June 7, Murdaugh reported discovering the our bodies of his spouse, Margaret, 52, and his youngest son, Paul, 22, shot and killed at their dwelling in Colleton County, S.C. This as-yet unsolved, high-profile double murder has since sparked a sequence of occasions propelling the Murdaugh household into a global highlight.
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Murdaugh is presently in an undisclosed drug rehabilitation facility on a private recognizance bond for prices that embody tried insurance coverage fraud, and is dealing with attainable pending prices associated to lacking cash at his former regulation agency in Hampton, S.C.
On Sept. 29, Folks Journal revealed a narrative alleging that Maggie had met with a divorce lawyer in Charleston, S.C., six weeks earlier than her murder. The article, which cites “a regulation enforcement supply aware of the investigation,” added that “Maggie drove one hour from the household’s dwelling into Charleston in late April to satisfy with a lawyer to discover her choices about ending her marriage to Alex Murdaugh… What occurred throughout that exploratory session isn’t recognized – however the supply tells PEOPLE that Maggie, 52, had simply begun to look into the household funds to find out the state of their marital property.”
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A spokesperson for Alex Murdaugh launched the next assertion on Sept. 30:
“The newest allegations by Folks Journal relating to the state of Maggie and Alex Murdaugh’s marriage are completely inconsistent with what we’ve been advised by family and friends members. Additionally, we’ve reviewed a few years of textual content messages on Alex’s cellphone, and the conversations between Alex and Maggie painting a really loving relationship. It’s our hope that the media will proceed to give attention to overlaying the investigation of the particular person or folks liable for the homicide of Maggie and Paul and never reporting salacious tales with no credible sources related to the Murdaugh household.”
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The Guardian reached out to a spokesperson for the Murdaugh household at massive looking for remark, in addition to to mates of the household who knew Alex and Maggie effectively. Emails and cellphone messages weren’t instantly returned by press time.