Lawyer Says Murdaugh To Turn Himself In On Insurance Fraud

This photo provided by the Colleton County sheriff's office shows Curtis Edward Smith. State police say a prominent South Carolina lawyer tried to arrange his own death this month so his son would get $10 million in life insurance. But authorities say the planned fatal shot only grazed Alex Murdaugh's head on Sept. 4. The State Law Enforcement Division says it charged the shooter, 61-year-old Curtis Edward Smith, with assisted suicide, insurance fraud and several other counts. (Colleton County Sheriffs Office via AP)

(AP) — Defense attorneys for a prominent South Carolina lawyer say he plans to turn himself in to face charges in a plot to arrange his own death that ended with the shooter only grazing him in the head. Lawyer Jim Griffin says Alex Murdaugh plans to be in Hampton County to surrender to police Thursday and have a bond hearing. Griffin says the charges are connected to insurance fraud. State police say Murdaugh tried to arrange his death Sept. 4 so his surviving son could collect a $10 million life insurance policy. The State Law Enforcement Division hasn’t confirmed any arrest warrants against Murdaugh. The deaths of Murdaugh’s wife and son  at their home June 7 remains unsolved.


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