SC - Paul Murdaugh, 22 and mom Margaret, 52, found shot to death, Islandton, 7 June 2021 #8

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  1. imstilla.grandma

    imstilla.grandma Believer of Miracles

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    The first step is a preliminary hearing that Murdaugh would have to request in writing or orally within the next ten days.

    “That’s a hearing to determine if there’s enough evidence to go forward in this case. We would hear testimony from the arresting law enforcement agency who investigated this,” said South Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney Susan E. Williams.

    Murdaugh would not have the chance to testify at this hearing, but his attorneys could cross examine law enforcement. If there is enough probable cause for the case from the preliminary hearing then the process moves along.

    “After the preliminary hearing there will be something called a first appearance depending on if Hampton County is issuing dates on those right now,” said Williams.

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    Legal expert speaks on Alex Murdaugh’s road ahead | WCBD News 2
     
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  2. clearskies1

    clearskies1 Well-Known Member

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    I felt like AM's lawyer basically conceded guilt today. Don't see a trial on these charges. JMO.
     
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  3. otto

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    I'm curious how intent to commit insurance fraud is a realistic charge since the intent completely fell apart when he wasn't really shot and he immediately called for assistance.

    It's my belief that the shooting was meant to convince investigators that Alex was a victim of the same person who shot his wife and son. The shooter was supposed to miss, which is why Alex called police to report the shooting and called emergency medical care to report a minor injury.

    Police can't prove that, but is a failed, hopeless attempt at hired suicide a crime, regardless of whether the motive was insurance money?

    It sounds like a conversation about insurance fraud without actual intent.
     
  4. JudgeJoe

    JudgeJoe Well-Known Member

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    I see nothn’. Just looks like he lost his comb.:D
     
  5. JaimeInLA

    JaimeInLA Team Juan

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    I agree 100% and will add that the goal for AM was to frame cousin Eddie for the double murder via this “he shot me too!!” plan.

    But he was surprised by that darned church surveillance video, which ruined his entire plot.
     
  6. ajaylee

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    Do we know anything about the disposition of AM's father's estate?
     
  7. sunshineray

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    MILLIONS!! Does what S lawyer Bland is saying mean that Lloyd's of London paid out millions in her case? OMG what kind of insurance scams have these lawyers been pulling off?!!
     
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  8. sunshineray

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    Stay strong and healthy. You did good <3
     
  9. sun16

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    A few things I’ve been wondering.

    How much does BM know about … lots of freakin’ stuff? He ought to be able to shed light on many things, if they can get him to talk.

    How can AM have been doing opioids for 20 years (my god), but has no major, visible health issues? I just don’t buy this addiction.

    How much was the life insurance policy benefit on MM, has that paid out yet due to investigations, and I assume the beneficiaries would now be AM and/or BM?

    How long did the firm fraud go on for? Because these are smart people working there, and I would think this would have been caught within 90 days or less, unless multiple people were in on it.
     
  10. sunshineray

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    Yeah when he moves back from Rhode Island:rolleyes:
     
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  11. MerryB

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    Do y’all think SLED has more to charge him with?
     
  12. sunshineray

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    I don't know, Eddie's already getting a bad rap. Yeah ok, he said yes to shooting him, he took the gun when AM gave it to him, he followed him to a lonely place, fired 7-10 shots BUT he only superficial grazed AM. I mean the man clearly didn't want to kill drug-addled AM. He even got rid of the gun for him. I mean as far as assassins go, Eddies' pretty A-ok no?
     
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    To the dirt and trees maybe. He didn't even damage the Mercedes.
     
  14. LotusPawprint

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    Are you saying that because Smith didn't succeed in killing him and the rest of the plan fell apart (AM called for help), it invalidates AM's plan and intent for the insurance money? Sorry, just want to understand what you're asking.
     
  15. sandcastle00

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    Exactly - many drug addicts don't even live into their late 20s especially if they are doing drugs like oxy, let alone sustain the addiction for 20 years. There's a reason why most rehab centers have younger people who are drug addicts and older ones who are alcoholics. Drug addicts simply do not live as long on average.
     
  16. StrangerThanFiction

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    Bed head, plain and simple.
     
  17. otto

    otto Verified Expert

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    I think that the lawyer and the housekeeper's family discussed suing for $2+ million, but the lawyer secretly settled for $500k and kept the money.
     
  18. JudgeJoe

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    :D5 star post! Ol’ Senator Hootenanny! Never saw the BC- musta been my lucky day!
     
  19. otto

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    I'm thinking that intent to commit insurance fraud requires filing documents to fraudulently collect insurance money and then getting caught. I'm curious how a conversation about insurance fraud (if that indeed occurred) if he were shot dead constitutes insurance fraud. No action was taken that remotely supports insurance fraud.
     
  20. Lux et Veritas

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    If Alex had gunshot "entry" and "exit" wounds, as claimed, he'd have at least one shaved portion of his hair OR two visible wounds on bare skin. From all angles, we see NOTHING. CES (or even Alex?) may have shot 7-10 rounds into the woods and/or air but he did not shoot Alex. In fact, I can see no injuries whatsoever on or around his head.

    I'm starting to get the feeling that AM & attorneys have selected the perfect scapegoat in CES; they're gonna railroad him into bad, bad things, i.e. prison for life for double murder?
     
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