Exclusive: Investigators Believe Alex Murdaugh Acted Alone
Justice, the South Carolina way
In all my experience of reporting, I can’t think of an instance when I knew ahead of time that a grand jury was in session—and, further, exactly where it was going to be in session.
But in South Carolina, justice apparently works differently from everywhere else. This morning, it was leaked that the grand jury scheduled to indict prominent disgraced former attorney Alex Murdaugh for the murder of his wife and son would take place at Colleton County Court on Thursday. (I am told by a source close to Murdaugh that he adamantly denies the charges and will do so on the record.)
Meanwhile, reporters, camera people: get ready for the least secret grand jury ever.
Further, according to my source, in a meeting this morning with the Murdaugh family at the house of Alex Murdaugh’s younger brother John Marvin, SLED investigators said they believe Alex Murdaugh acted alone when he allegedly killed his wife and son. What they did not reveal to the family was a motive. And they also did not say if they had found the two murder weapons. (One was a semi-automatic rifle and the other was a shotgun.)
Why the reticence about that?
Presumably, we shall find out as this remarkable head-scratcher of a dynastic fall plays out in the courtroom.