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

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  1. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division on Tuesday arrested 61-year-old Curtis Edward Smith of Colleton County.

    Smith was charged with assisted suicide, assault and battery of a high aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.

    Investigators say that Murdaugh provided Smith with a gun and directed Smith to shoot him in the head for the purpose of causing Murdaugh’s death and allowing for the payment of a stated “death benefit beneficiary;” state investigators say Murdaugh provided a statement to SLED admitting to the scheme of having Smith murder him for the purpose of his son collecting a life insurance policy.

    “Additional charges in the case are expected and will be announced at the appropriate time,” SLED officials said. “Smith has also been charged with distribution of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.”
    SLED: Murdaugh conspired with Colleton County man in his own shooting
     
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    swedeheart Well-Known Member

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    Man arrested in connection to shooting of Alex Murdaugh, charged with assisted suicide

    Agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arrested 61-year-old Curtis Edward Smith, of Colleton County, on Tuesday. Smith is charged with assisted suicide, assault and battery of a high aggravated nature, pointing and presenting a firearm, insurance fraud, and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.

    SLED says additional charges in the case are expected.

    Smith has also been charged with distribution of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.


    *Alex Murdaugh is also trending on Twitter. :cool:
     
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  3. Crosscntrymom

    Crosscntrymom Well-Known Member

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    I don’t believe for a second that AM was motivated by generosity/compassion for his son and arranged this attempted suicide for his beneficiary to receive the payout. He’s not a nice guy. MOO
     
  4. imstilla.grandma

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    Along with the killings of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh and the shooting of Alex Murdaugh, the State Law Enforcement Division is also investigating the missing money, whether anyone tried to obstruct an investigation into a 2019 boat crash which Paul Murdaugh was eventually charged and a July 2015 hit-and-run death in Hampton County.

    Murdaugh’s father, grandfather and great-grandfather all held the office of solicitor in the area for more than 80 years and other family members were prominent civil attorneys in the region.
    Police: Lawyer Murdaugh arranged own death but shot grazed – Boston News, Weather, Sports | WHDH 7News
     
  5. Midge Montana

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    Holy hotcakes. I can already hear Keith Morrison narrating this story. I’m stunned. But not really.
     
  6. Rosiebones

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    Why did AM go to such lengths to engage another person to "assist" in his suicide when he could have just overdosed with the same, results?
     
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    He was worried suicide wasn’t covered on his life insurance I would guess.
     
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    Wow! Who believes this guy anymore? Nobody.
     
  9. imstilla.grandma

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    No, he’s not. He’s a coward that couldn’t face the piper’s music. His recipe for perpetual denial: Take one cup of constant guilt and two cups of circling shame. Mix together. Fold in three cups of addiction. Fire up the oven with a speeding bullet. Peace at last.
     
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    Wow! What a tangled web.

    Wondering if the hapless suicide assistant left the scene after shooting AM, thinking AM was mortally wounded.

    Or was CES the good Samaritan.

    Had AM actually died, wouldn't this incident be fully investigated by the Insurance Company before a 10 Million dollar payout?
    So, not likely AM Scheme of Insurance $$ for his only living Son would have worked out anyway. AM should have known that.
     
  11. shefner

    shefner Member Since 2008

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    I think it happens everywhere but I still find the number of people who contribute to underage drinking mind boggling. I understand it's not akin to more serious crimes, but it's still illegal and gives young people the idea that breaking the law is ok.

    PM had a serious issue with alcohol. Shame on the adults who enabled him. They contributed to his demise and the death of Mallory Beach.
     
  12. Warwick7

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    Oh ya Bam!!!
     
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    No, both of them confessed. Alex first and then Curtis.
     
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    Two things- all complete speculation:
    1. I do not think Meth is in play at all. Or any other drug for that matter. Rehab is a total ploy.
    2. Does anyone really think he staged a suicide for his son to receive the life insurance?? Since when has he cared about anyone at all. I think he set this up to make it look like he was willing to sacrifice his own life for his remaining son. For sympathy. He did not intend to die. Wanted it all to look like he was doing this for his son. “I was desperate and so overcome with anguish, oh, and also hopped up on meth.” Ya right. JMO
     
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    I’m just listening to the NBC today show right now and they said AM’s attorney is going to make a statement
     
  20. MoeInVA

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    Woot! Thanks! I did the search and went to bed. Glad you night owls kept at it. Lots to catch up on this morning!
     
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