Murder charges to be presented against Alex Murdaugh for death of wife, son

Published: Jul. 12, 2022 at 1:27 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2022 at 4:01 PM EDT
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HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - Former Lowcountry attorney Alex Murdaugh is a suspect in the killing of his wife and son.

Murdaugh’s attorney, Jim Griffin, said a grand jury is expected to hear evidence in the case later this week.

Griffin said Tuesday afternoon that SLED informed the Murdaugh family that murder charges presented against Alex will be for the deaths of his wife, 52-year-old Maggie Murdaugh and his youngest son, 22-year-old Paul Murdaugh.

Griffin says under Crime Victims’ Constitutional Rights in South Carolina, the family was notified ahead of the grand jury to seek the indictment.

Griffin says law enforcement still has not informed him personally of the charges. He says the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office told him they don’t have anything to report to him yet.

Griffin says he plans to seek a bond hearing as soon as the charges come down.

SLED released the following statement, “SLED’s investigation into the murders of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh is still active and ongoing. Agents are committed to the integrity of the investigation, thus no additional information from SLED will be provided at this time.”

It has been over a year since Paul and Maggie Murdaugh died from “multiple gunshot wounds” near the dog kennels at their Colleton County property. So far, no one has been arrested or charged in their deaths.

A timeline of the Murdaugh case can be found below:

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