COLLETON COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) – Alex Murdaugh’s homicide trial could also be over however that doesn’t imply it’s the finish of his authorized troubles.
“I sentence you to life in jail”
The nation and the world appeared to be watching Alex Murdaugh’s homicide trial, and his conviction.
However the authorized points the disbarred lawyer has didn’t finish with that sentencing.
“The Seaside household stood on the causeway for eight days whereas their daughter’s physique was within the water. I don’t know that there’s any amount of cash that will someone would willingly take to undergo what they’ve gone by means of,” defined Mark Tinsley.
The Seaside household legal professional Mark Tinsley defined the household’s ache whereas on the stand throughout Alex’s homicide trial. And defined why he’s asking for cash from Murdaugh, for permitting and probably even encouraging his son Paul to drink, and from Parker’s who offered the alcohol to the underage boy utilizing his brother’s ID.
A brother that was 3 years older – and no less than 5 inches taller than him.
Alcohol led on to a drunken Paul driving the boat, and the lethal crash that killed their daughter Mallory.
Whereas Maggie Murdaugh’s property has settled with the Seaside household for about $3.9 million, which no less than $2 million will go to the Seaside’s, Alex Murdaugh and Parker’s are able to take this to court docket.
“As I began printing the canceled checks off, I may see Financial institution of America on the again. And Alex Murdaugh’s signature and everybody that got here out was simply put out a bit bit extra within the grave for me,” stated Jeanne Seckinger of the Parker Regulation Group.
Jeanne Seckinger is speaking concerning the checks she noticed made out to “Forge”, a faux firm Alex created to steal $9 million or extra from purchasers, his former agency and even his circle of relatives.
Expenses he seemingly admitted to on the stand in the course of the trial.
“I’ve stolen cash that didn’t belong to me, that I misled individuals to do it,” stated Alex.
These checks are a part of the 99 monetary prices he nonetheless faces. Expenses may tack on near 200 extra years to his present sentence behind bars.
These monetary crimes might be vital as a result of Murdaugh’s attorneys say they wish to attraction his case “all the best way to the supreme court docket” if mandatory.
They imagine these monetary crimes shouldn’t have been a part of the case and solely confused the jurors.
“They gained this case the day the decide purchased into letting them put in all the things,” defined Dick Harpootlian. “From children who misplaced their mom to somebody with pancreatic most cancers to a ‘paraplegic. All of that took 2 1/2 weeks by the point they completed it. It didn’t matter concerning the ultimate argument. It didn’t matter what we put up. It might by no means matter what we might have put up.”
Murdaugh’s legal professionals have promised to file their attraction within the subsequent 10 days.
Up to now solely the Seaside civil trial has been placed on the felony docket – for August 14.
Choose Newman did say in court docket he needed to begin the monetary crimes instances “quickly.”
And SLED did reopen the investigation into each the 2015 demise of Stephen Smith and Gloria Satterfield’s 2018 demise quickly after Maggie and Paul Murdaugh’s killings.
Up to now they’ll solely say they’re nonetheless investigating these instances.