Disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh to be charged for the murder of his wife and son, family confirms

More than a year after the bodies of Maggie Murdaugh and her son Paul were discovered on the prominent Lowcountry family’s property in Colleton County, South Carolina, charges in the double homicide may be filed as soon as this week.On Tuesday, family members were told disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh would be charged this week in the murder of his wife and son. Video above: Murdaugh murders investigation: 1 year later Family members were notified by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, as a courtesy, Tuesday morning. John Marvin Murdaugh, Alex Murdaugh’s younger brother, told WCIV SLED agents did not tell the family what charges Murdaugh will face but they would be in connection to the double homicide.Alex Murdaugh told authorities from the onset he discovered the bodies of his wife and son after they were shot to death the night of June 7, 2021. Murdaugh was eventually charged with dozens of fraud-related crimes after allegations he stole millions of dollars from his clients and from the family of the former Murdaugh housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, who died after a fall at the Murdaugh home.Alex Murdaugh’s attorney Jim Griffin provided sister station WJCL the following statement:”We have not been advised by anyone associated with law enforcement or the Attorney General’s office that Alex will be charged with murder. I am aware that SLED advised the family that they intend to seek murder indictments from a grand jury later this week. We won’t have any comment until charges are actually brought against Alex.”This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

More than a year after the bodies of Maggie Murdaugh and her son Paul were discovered on the prominent Lowcountry family’s property in Colleton County, South Carolina, charges in the double homicide may be filed as soon as this week.

On Tuesday, family members were told disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh would be charged this week in the murder of his wife and son.

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Video above: Murdaugh murders investigation: 1 year later

Family members were notified by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, as a courtesy, Tuesday morning.

John Marvin Murdaugh, Alex Murdaugh’s younger brother, told WCIV SLED agents did not tell the family what charges Murdaugh will face but they would be in connection to the double homicide.

Alex Murdaugh told authorities from the onset he discovered the bodies of his wife and son after they were shot to death the night of June 7, 2021.

Murdaugh was eventually charged with dozens of fraud-related crimes after allegations he stole millions of dollars from his clients and from the family of the former Murdaugh housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield, who died after a fall at the Murdaugh home.

Alex Murdaugh’s attorney Jim Griffin provided sister station WJCL the following statement:

“We have not been advised by anyone associated with law enforcement or the Attorney General’s office that Alex will be charged with murder. I am aware that SLED advised the family that they intend to seek murder indictments from a grand jury later this week. We won’t have any comment until charges are actually brought against Alex.”

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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