No one has forgotten the name of Alex Murdaugh, the South Carolina attorney, as he would up before the jury to face the trial of the murder of his wife and son.
Alex Murdaugh was arrested on 14 October 2021 by Sgt. Daniel Greene was the first deputy on the scene.
A Timeline Of The Events
- 2021 June 7
Call to 911 – Telephonic Exchange Between Alex Murdaugh And The 911 Dispatcher
911, the United States emergency number received a call from Alex Murdaugh. He said that he has found his wife, Maggie, Margaret Murdaugh, and son, Paul Murdaugh lying dead near the dog kennel of the family in their hunting lodge estate in Colleton county, in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina.
According to the 911 officials, his voice was shivering and he talked as if he was shocked to his core. He said in the call that he had been gone and she had just come back and that was when he saw the dead bodies of his beloved wife and son.
- 2021 June 10
Randolph Murdaugh III, the father of Alex Murdaugh, passed away. He was 81 years old at the time of the death which happened at their home in Hampton County of South Carolina. It was reported that he was suffering from a number of health ailments related to his age.
So far the death of the father has not been liked to the case or the trial but it is also reviewed and studied as it happened in the day nearby to the criminal activities committed by Alex Murdaugh.
- 2021 June 14
The statement of the coroner who examined the bodies of Maggie and Paul stated that both the mother and the son died due to the cause of death being the suffering from more than one gunshot wound. The time of the deaths was estimated between 9 and 9:30 in the night.
- 2021 September 4
As per the reports available from the authorities Alex Murdaugh survived a public roadside shooting in Hampton County with injuries. He was near the Old Salkehatchie Highway in Varnville, South Carolina.
Jim Griffin, his friend, and fellow lawyer informed the newsgroups that the black Mercedes-Benz SUV that was being driven by Murdaugh got a flat tire and he was forced to pull over to the side of the road.
Shortly after a truck passed by him and the parked vehicle and turned around. Someone who was inside the truck opened fire on him. On the head.
- 2021 September 5
Police authorities stated that Murdaugh had only a superficial wound in the head and some skin was abrased from the injured part. Immediately after the accident, he was taken to the Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia.
- 2021 September 6
Alex Murdaugh gave a public statement in which he informed about his resignation from a law firm run by his family. He also disclosed he was about to enter rehab and expressed remorse for a lot of decisions that he had made.
Later in the same day, Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrickhe, his own firm released a statement that portrayed him as having misappropriated company funds.
- 2021 September 8
Alex Murdaugh’s law license was suspended by the Supreme Court of South Carolina for an indefinite period of time.
- 2021 September 14
Police authorities stated that the roadside shooting in which Murdaugh was injured was a fraud act that he paid for. The shooter was identified as 61-year-old Curtis Edward Smith and was arrested.
Muedaugh had arranged the shooting incident so that he could commit fraud in a 10 million US Dollars insurance policy, which his son, Buster would have collected.
- 2021 September 15
Richard Harpootlian, the attorney of Alex Murdaugh stated that his client was going through a stage of depression and was addicted to opioids as he was still recovering from the trauma of the loss of his wife and son.
A connected investigation was initiated by the investigators of the state on the 2018 death of Gloria Satterfield, the longtime housekeeper of the Murdaugh family. Her death was reported as a case of a trip and fall accident.
- 2021 September 16
Alex Murdaugh surrenders to the police. He was charged with cases of filing a false police report, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud. His passport was ordered to be submitted. He was permitted bond and was allowed to go back to the drug rehabilitation center.
- 2021 October 14
Murduagh got arrested in Florida post his release from the drug rehab. He was charged with two felonies of obtaining property by false pretenses after an investigation into millions of dollars that went missing from a settlement involving the death of Gloria Satterfield
- 2021 October 19
Murdaugh’s request for a bond was turned down. He was given a mental health assessment.
- 2021 November 19
He was charged with 27 counts of felonies including money laundering, breach of trust with fraudulent intent, obtaining signature or property by false pretenses, computer crimes, and forgery.
- 2021 December 9
More charges were added to the crime records of Mirdaugh. There was a total of 48 counts with new nine ones including four counts of money laundering, nine counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent, one count of forgery, and seven counts of computer crimes.
- 2021 December 13
Murduagh’s bond was set for a giant amount of 7 million US Dollars. At the time he was in Richland County jail.
- 2022 December 21
23 charges were indicted on him that included computer crimes and breach of trust with fraudulent intent. His total charges were 71.
- 2022 January 24
A claim with legal support was filed against the deceased Maggie and Paul Murdaugh by the family of the killed Mallory Beach. She was killed in a 2019 boat accident and the boat was controlled by Paul.
- 2022 March 16
Four new charges on Murdaugh.
- 2022 May 4
Again four new charges on him.
- 2022 June 3
Actions to exhume the dead body of Gloria Satterfield with the permission of her family.
- 2022 June 24
Smith is in custody with charges of three counts of forgery and criminal conspiracy and four counts of money laundering.
- 2022 June 28
Mauduagh and Smith were indicted of a criminal conspiracy drug offenses.
- 2022 July 13
Murdaugh has 84 criminal counts. He was formally disbarred from practicing by the South Carolina Supreme Court.
- 2022 July 14
Indictemnt of double charges on Murdaugh.
- 2022 July 20
Alex Murdaugh pleads not guilty to the accused murder charges.
- 2022 August 19
Nine more counts were indicted on Murdaugh.
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- 2022 October 13
Murdaugh’s trial date was set on Jan 23.
- 2022 December 9
State prosecutors claimed that he has committed the murder of his wife and son to gain sympathy while he worked to hide the money laundering in his law firm.
- 2022 December 16
He was indicted with nine new counts of tax evasion.
- 2022 December 20
Prosecutors of the state announced that they would seek for Murdaugh, life in prison for the double murder charges without parole and that he would be allowed to avoid the death penalty if convicted.