Is Alex Murdaugh a suspect in murder of wife, son? Reports claim he has an 'ironclad' alibi
ISLANDTON, SOUTH CAROLINA: It’s been weeks since the double murder of Paul Murdaugh and his mother Margaret aka Maggie rocked the whole of South Carolina. The two deceased persons, shot dead on June 7 night, belonged to a very prominent Lowcountry legal family. Three generations of Murdaughs have served as solicitors of the state’s 14th judicial circuit for 87 consecutive years, and two Murdaughs have worked with Hampton’s notable law firm Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth and Detrick (PMPED).
Though there is no major update from the authorities regarding mysterious double murder, some reports have said that Richard Alexander "Alex" Murdaugh -- Paul's father and Maggie's husband -- is allegedly a “person of interest”. Earlier, it was reported that Alex was the one who first found the bodies of his 22-year-old son and wife, 52, at their hunting property in Islandton, known locally as Moselle. It was also reported that he told authorities he had gone hunting and when he returned, he saw Paul and Maggie’s bodies a few yards apart from each other.
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However, now a new report has alleged that Alex went to a hospital with his father Randolph Murdaugh III on the day of the double murder. His father died on June 10 because of cancer. On June 7, after taking his father to the hospital, Alex also went on to check his mother before returning to their sprawling hunting estate. It has been reported that this could be the “ironclad” alibi Alex reportedly gave police.
Meanwhile, attorneys who know the Murdaugh family have told FITSNews that Alex is not a suspect. They also claimed that he was “cooperating fully” with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Last week, as per sources, he was reportedly interviewed by the investigators, which was about “closing the book on him as any sort of suspect” in the case.
Also, last week for the first time, the younger brothers of Alex spoke about the murders. John Marvin Murdaugh and Randolph "Randy" Murdaugh IV said they were sure “something was wrong” when they got a call from their father on June 7.
“He said, 'Come as fast as you can. Paul and Maggie have been hurt,’” John told ABC News in an interview, which was aired on ‘Good Morning America’ on June 17.
Randy stated, “I missed some phone calls from him. I was outside with the dogs. When I came in, he was calling my wife's phone. And it was the worst phone call because of his voice, the fear. He was just distraught. I didn't know if something was still happening. He was only able to tell me it was very, very bad. He said he thought they were dead.”
The brothers also spoke in favor of their brother as Randy said, “My brother loved Maggie and loved Paul like nothing else on this earth, just like he loves Buster. So there's no possible way he could have anything to do with this, I can assure you.”
“I can tell you he was willing and still is willing to do anything that's asked of him. He wants this solved,” John added.