Murdaugh Surrenders To Face Charges In $10M Insurance Fraud

This photo provided by Hampton County Detention Center shows Alex Murdaugh. Murdaugh surrendered Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, to face insurance fraud and other charges after state police said he arranged to have himself shot in the head so that his son would get a $10 million life insurance payout. The shooter only grazed him. (Hampton County Detention Center via AP)

(AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer surrendered on Thursday to face insurance fraud and other charges in a failed plot to arrange his own death. Alex Murdaugh has a bond hearing in Hampton County later.

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 has now been asked to open six investigations involving the Murdaugh family, including the unsolved killings of Murdaugh’s wife and son and now the previous death of their housekeeper.


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