Alex responds to People Magazine article

Former South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh released a statement through a spokesperson in response to a recent People magazine article about his marriage to his late wife, Margaret.

On the night of June 7, Murdaugh reported discovering the bodies of his wife, Margaret, 52, and his youngest son, Paul, 22, shot dead at their home in Colleton County, SC. The homicide has since sparked a series of events that propelled the Murdaugh family into international limelight.

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Murdaugh is currently in an undisclosed drug rehabilitation center on personal recognizance bond on charges including attempted insurance fraud, and faces possible pending charges relating to the money missing from his former law firm in Hampton, SC

On September 29, People Magazine ran an article claiming that Maggie had met a divorce lawyer in Charleston, South Carolina, six weeks before her homicide. The article, which quotes “a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation,” added that “Maggie drove an hour from the family’s home in Charleston in late April to meet with a lawyer to explore her options. to end her marriage to Alex Murdaugh. What happened during that exploratory consultation is not known – but the source tells PEOPLE that Maggie, 52, had just started looking at the family’s finances for determine the state of their marital property. “

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A spokesperson for Alex Murdaugh released the following statement on September 30:

“People Magazine’s most recent allegations regarding the state of Maggie and Alex Murdaugh’s marriage are totally inconsistent with what friends and family have told us. Additionally, we have looked at many years of text messages. on Alex’s phone and the conversations between Alex and Maggie portray a very loving relationship. We hope that the media will continue to focus on investigating the person (s) responsible for the murder of Maggie and Paul and not reporting it. ‘salacious stories without any credible source related to the Murdaugh. family. “

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Maggie and Paul Murdaugh

The Guardian reached out to a spokesperson for the Murdaugh family as a whole for comment, as well as family friends who knew Alex and Maggie well. Emails and phone messages were not immediately returned at press time.