A Convenience-Store Magnate, Teen Drinking and a Fatal Boat Crash: The Legal Case Shaking South Carolina


By Valerie Bauerlein
The South Carolina bridge where Mallory Beach was killed in a boat crash. Video: Elijah Nouvelage for The Wall Street Journal

HAMPTON, S.C.—The saga of disgraced South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh includes five deaths, millions of dollars allegedly absconded from clients and, in July, indictments accusing him of murdering his wife and son, to which he pleaded not guilty.

It also spawned a pair of explosive and potentially groundbreaking lawsuits, with one tentatively set to go to trial this fall.

Publish : 2022-08-14 10:43:00

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