SC - Paul Murdaugh, 22 and mom Margaret, 52, found shot to death, Islandton, 7 June 2021 #5

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  1. watcher9

    watcher9 Well-Known Member

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  2. MemPat

    MemPat Without Art the Earth is just Eh!

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    I would never underestimate how desirable a chubby married raging addict could be to another addict looking for her next hit.
     
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    airportwoman Well-Known Member

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    (or, for that matter, another man, and I'm talking about Alex; that IMNSHO would have been more likely for her, because she was a physically attractive woman.)

    I forgot to mention earlier that when I heard Alex had gone to rehab, it was physical therapy secondary to his gunshot wound, and possibly other health issues. Detox or long-term mental health treatment didn't occur to me at first!
     
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    If she was still breathing and capable of using it but not capable of retrieving it.....moo
     
  5. airportwoman

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    He might also have used escorts, male or female. That would be more likely to me than a second SO.
     
  6. MemPat

    MemPat Without Art the Earth is just Eh!

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    I had a conversation recently with someone about unattractive (objectively speaking bc there’s someone for everyone) old rich dudes and the beautiful women who keep them company. There is a direct correlation btwn unattractive men and the size of their bank accounts vs attractiveness of women in the same age and wealth brackets. I assume some of it is because women choose to have work done or take better physical care of themselves. And yes, women who sleep with someone else’s husbands, without their knowledge, are they worst. IMO Got off on a tangent but yep, you are correct. Lol
     
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    MassGuy The Monsters Aren’t The Ones Beneath The Bed

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    Same and I am not mad about it!
     
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    I think this story is going to end up even sadder because I think poor Maggie and Paul were betrayed in the worse way possible.
     
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    MemPat Without Art the Earth is just Eh!

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    I would imagine that members of the law community in South Carolina were super familiar with the miscreant behavior of AM and his family, hence the desire to act fast with this punishment.
     
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    Alkali13 Wannabe Criminalist

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    HIPPO - Currently making my way through thread 2. Do we have any info NOW on where BM was the night of the murders? Because that's the question at the front of my mind currently...
     
  13. LetsSolvIt

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    Delighted to see how fast everyone severed their professional relationships with AM! Reassuring!

    DH (an attorney) has often mentioned even the "appearance of impropriety" was unacceptable for lawyers. IMHO there is certainly that here -- I don't think the measures that have been taken by the SC Supreme Court, the state bar, solicitor's office, etc., are even points for debate. This man was unquestionably over the line on every ethical front -- clients money? firm money? trust money? $$ owed to IRS? Doesn't matter who and how much. MOO.
     
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    I imagine there are people in general that felt like no one could go up against them due to how powerful they are that also feel like it’s finally caught up with them.
     
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    CNN News Wire Service
    New twist in murder mystery: Alex Murdaugh shot on the road

    Two weeks after the Murdaugh murders, the state police announced that information from that case had prompted them to open an investigation into the 2015 death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old whose body was found on a rural road in Hampton County. It had officially been ruled a hit-and-run, but the teen’s mother had been vocal in her belief that he was killed by classmates, possibly because he had a homosexual relationship with one of them.
     
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    MassGuy The Monsters Aren’t The Ones Beneath The Bed

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    I have wondered how much MM confided in her biological family -- wondering if they were aware of any of this, reason for accounting request, reason for real estate transfer to MM, if there were challenges in the marriage, etc., and were they able to share that with LE after the murders. I realize we aren't sure how much MM knew of addiction and misappropriations, but what ever she did know, had she confided in anyone. We can only guess.
     
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    I’m not sold on it being a drug addiction. That may be a diversion to that he’s just a bad person. People are more forgiving and understanding with addictions versus a real Bad Guy. Many people are battling drug addictions that are a by product of pain management. I wouldn’t be surprised if they try to spin that theory for sympathy. The goal is not to make him look like a Bad Guy. The statement from Griffin “the family has been through so much” was damage control.
     
  19. worm

    worm Well-Known Member

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    Tho I can’t say as fact, but from what little I could find out about MM yesterday, she seemed like a no nonsense kind of person that probably wouldn’t have approved of hard drug use or funky money play. I’d really like to know more about this lady but she impressed me.
     
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    Hopefully as the 'dynasty' proves it is not infallible, people who have been intimidated and kept quiet will now feel (more) comfortable coming forward with anything relevant that's happened concerning anything to do with the M's.
     
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