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(Yahoo)   The other shoe has dropped: Alex Murdaugh tried to have himself killed for the insurance money. Which doesn't seem too clever in retrospect   (news.yahoo.com) divider line
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2021-09-15 5:54:29 AM  
Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.
 
2021-09-15 6:38:08 AM  
This is like a bad Murder, She Wrote
 
2021-09-15 7:51:27 AM  
"On Tuesday, Curtis Edward Smith, 61, was arrested on assisted suicide and fraud counts in connection to the roadside incident, according to the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED). Documents released by the agency say that Murdaugh admitted that he asked Smith to kill him so that a beneficiary could collect on his life insurance policy."

Next chapter: "Curtis Edward Smith found dead."
 
2021-09-15 8:18:59 AM  
Not like anyone had a soul
 
2021-09-15 8:51:45 AM  
Ho ho!
 
2021-09-15 8:54:12 AM  
Now did the hitman lease his latex gloves with an option to buy?
 
2021-09-15 8:54:26 AM  
It's always for the insurance money. Geez, can't they come up with something original?
 
2021-09-15 8:57:03 AM  
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2021-09-15 8:57:09 AM  
He was getting too old for this shiat.
 
2021-09-15 8:57:26 AM  
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2021-09-15 8:58:47 AM  

puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.


Did you miss the sentence that said he would charged in the coming days or weeks?

They probably aren't 100% sure what to charge him with exactly. Attempt to defraud insurance?
 
2021-09-15 8:59:10 AM  
Smith has been charged with assisted suicide

Ok, that's an interesting twist
 
2021-09-15 8:59:19 AM  
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2021-09-15 9:00:17 AM  

puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.



FTFA: Murdaugh, who is part of a prominent South Carolina legal family, has not been charged with any crime. Harpootlian said Wednesday that he fully expects him to be arrested soon.

He's headed for the pokey; they just want to line up all the charges first. Remember, the guy is a very successful lawyer; he's going to know all the tricks necessary to destroy the case against him. So the cops and the prosecuting attorney(s) are making sure that everything is bonafide before they bring charges.

Everyone has turned their back on this guy, so he's not getting protection from the "good 'ol boy network" anymore. He committed the worst crime of all: he stole money from other rich people, and they're going to make sure he burns for it.
 
2021-09-15 9:01:51 AM  
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2021-09-15 9:03:52 AM  

pueblonative: Now did the hitman lease his latex gloves with an option to buy?


Yes, but only because his car had just hit a water buffalo.
 
2021-09-15 9:04:18 AM  

Dick Gozinya: puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.


FTFA: Murdaugh, who is part of a prominent South Carolina legal family, has not been charged with any crime. Harpootlian said Wednesday that he fully expects him to be arrested soon.

He's headed for the pokey; they just want to line up all the charges first. Remember, the guy is a very successful lawyer; he's going to know all the tricks necessary to destroy the case against him. So the cops and the prosecuting attorney(s) are making sure that everything is bonafide before they bring charges.

Everyone has turned their back on this guy, so he's not getting protection from the "good 'ol boy network" anymore. He committed the worst crime of all: he stole money from other rich people, and they're going to make sure he burns for it.


Let's also remember that his wife and son were murdered and he tried to kill himself to save his other kid and to end a drug addicted and depressed life.

Unless he was involved in the murders of his family, I'm not sure how you can do anything but pity this dude. That's just a shiatty deal.
 
2021-09-15 9:04:53 AM  
He hired someone to shoot him in the head and he survived.
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2021-09-15 9:06:05 AM  

puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.


Oh he will be. the folks here are losing their shiat over this.
 
2021-09-15 9:06:53 AM  
So...how long before it comes out he killed or hired someone to kill his wife & older son?
 
2021-09-15 9:06:57 AM  
Will he demand a refund from the hitman? The guy kinda botched the job.
 
2021-09-15 9:07:52 AM  
well, it is sure to be a dateline special now
 
2021-09-15 9:08:06 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: Attempt to defraud insurance?


It's not really defrauding insurance. Life insurance is payable on your death, and if you incentivize someone to kill you it's still a contractual obligation to pay the claim. Lots of people are murdered and life insurance still pays.
 
2021-09-15 9:08:46 AM  

Ray_Finkle: So...how long before it comes out he killed or hired someone to kill his wife & older son?

seems to know hitmen
 
2021-09-15 9:09:13 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: Dick Gozinya: puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.


FTFA: Murdaugh, who is part of a prominent South Carolina legal family, has not been charged with any crime. Harpootlian said Wednesday that he fully expects him to be arrested soon.

He's headed for the pokey; they just want to line up all the charges first. Remember, the guy is a very successful lawyer; he's going to know all the tricks necessary to destroy the case against him. So the cops and the prosecuting attorney(s) are making sure that everything is bonafide before they bring charges.

Everyone has turned their back on this guy, so he's not getting protection from the "good 'ol boy network" anymore. He committed the worst crime of all: he stole money from other rich people, and they're going to make sure he burns for it.

Let's also remember that his wife and son were murdered and he tried to kill himself to save his other kid and to end a drug addicted and depressed life.

Unless he was involved in the murders of his family, I'm not sure how you can do anything but pity this dude. That's just a shiatty deal.


He continually covered up for his murdered son's crimes and made sure the families that were destroyed by his murdered son never received justice for his murdered son's actions. The family of the girl his son killed didn't turn to drugs and theft after her death; I have little to no pity for this man's self inflicted lot in life.
 
2021-09-15 9:11:24 AM  
The Coen brothers couldn't make up something this ridiculous. And we're justgetting started....

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2021-09-15 9:11:38 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: Dick Gozinya: puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.


FTFA: Murdaugh, who is part of a prominent South Carolina legal family, has not been charged with any crime. Harpootlian said Wednesday that he fully expects him to be arrested soon.

He's headed for the pokey; they just want to line up all the charges first. Remember, the guy is a very successful lawyer; he's going to know all the tricks necessary to destroy the case against him. So the cops and the prosecuting attorney(s) are making sure that everything is bonafide before they bring charges.

Everyone has turned their back on this guy, so he's not getting protection from the "good 'ol boy network" anymore. He committed the worst crime of all: he stole money from other rich people, and they're going to make sure he burns for it.

Let's also remember that his wife and son were murdered and he tried to kill himself to save his other kid and to end a drug addicted and depressed life.

Unless he was involved in the murders of his family, I'm not sure how you can do anything but pity this dude. That's just a shiatty deal.


Well I admit I thought one of the other families that was wronged may have sought revenge. But it might be that this dude killed his family after the forensic audit was to come to light and his addiction to drugs as well.
 
2021-09-15 9:12:15 AM  

somedude210: This is like a bad Murder, She Wrote


I'm thinking more like a Fletch knockoff.
 
2021-09-15 9:14:34 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: Dick Gozinya: puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.


FTFA: Murdaugh, who is part of a prominent South Carolina legal family, has not been charged with any crime. Harpootlian said Wednesday that he fully expects him to be arrested soon.

He's headed for the pokey; they just want to line up all the charges first. Remember, the guy is a very successful lawyer; he's going to know all the tricks necessary to destroy the case against him. So the cops and the prosecuting attorney(s) are making sure that everything is bonafide before they bring charges.

Everyone has turned their back on this guy, so he's not getting protection from the "good 'ol boy network" anymore. He committed the worst crime of all: he stole money from other rich people, and they're going to make sure he burns for it.

Let's also remember that his wife and son were murdered and he tried to kill himself to save his other kid and to end a drug addicted and depressed life.

Unless he was involved in the murders of his family, I'm not sure how you can do anything but pity this dude. That's just a shiatty deal.


Newsflash: He was definitely involved in the murders of his wife and son. Wife was reportedly poking around in the family finances and would have discovered his embezzlement, for which he has since been fired from his law firm. Kid's wrongful death case would have likewise exposed the family and their finances to investigation. Coincidentally, they are both killed. He has also demonstrated a willingness to hire people to commit murder for him, so...
 
2021-09-15 9:16:18 AM  

EasilyDistracted: somedude210: This is like a bad Murder, She Wrote

I'm thinking more like a Fletch knockoff.


As seen above, it's a Bulworth knockoff.

/Because taxpayers, taxpayers take it in the rear!
 
2021-09-15 9:20:23 AM  

pueblonative: Now did the hitman lease his latex gloves with an option to buy?


I'll have a Bloody Mary, a steak sandwich, and a steak sandwich.
 
2021-09-15 9:22:32 AM  

The Smails Kid: pueblonative: Now did the hitman lease his latex gloves with an option to buy?

I'll have a Bloody Mary, a steak sandwich, and a steak sandwich.


Add $20 each and put it on the Underhill's tab.
 
2021-09-15 9:34:32 AM  

exqqqme: The Coen brothers couldn't make up something this ridiculous. And we're justgetting started....

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They could use Goodman or Stephen Root as the lawyer, Brad Pitt or George Clooney as the confident/idiot hit man, John Turturro as lead detective on the case, Buscemi as a partner at the law firm, and throw in Frances McDormand on there somewhere.
 
2021-09-15 9:37:48 AM  

Ray_Finkle: exqqqme: The Coen brothers couldn't make up something this ridiculous. And we're justgetting started....

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They could use Goodman or Stephen Root as the lawyer, Brad Pitt or George Clooney as the confident/idiot hit man, John Turturro as lead detective on the case, Buscemi as a partner at the law firm, and throw in Frances McDormand on there somewhere.


The dead wife? But instead of being shot in the face, she's fed into a wood chipper...
 
2021-09-15 9:50:45 AM  

Bathtub Cynic: Dick Gozinya: puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.

Wow.

The world of a wealthy, prominent white man must be something.


FTFA: Murdaugh, who is part of a prominent South Carolina legal family, has not been charged with any crime. Harpootlian said Wednesday that he fully expects him to be arrested soon.

He's headed for the pokey; they just want to line up all the charges first. Remember, the guy is a very successful lawyer; he's going to know all the tricks necessary to destroy the case against him. So the cops and the prosecuting attorney(s) are making sure that everything is bonafide before they bring charges.

Everyone has turned their back on this guy, so he's not getting protection from the "good 'ol boy network" anymore. He committed the worst crime of all: he stole money from other rich people, and they're going to make sure he burns for it.

Let's also remember that his wife and son were murdered and he tried to kill himself to save his other kid and to end a drug addicted and depressed life.

Unless he was involved in the murders of his family, I'm not sure how you can do anything but pity this dude. That's just a shiatty deal.


He refuses to take responsibility for his actions.

"For the last 20 years, there have been many people feeding his addiction to opioids. During that time, these individuals took advantage of his addiction and his ability to pay substantial funds for illegal drugs," the statement said. "One of those individuals took advantage of his mental illness and agreed to take Alex's life, by shooting him in the head."

His wife was killed after requesting an audit of the family's finances. There are three deaths
associated with the family that having been completely solved yet. The housekeeper, a young gay kid, and an old man plus the drunken death of the teen girl in the boat accident. The whole story hasn't come out yet.
 
2021-09-15 9:59:10 AM  
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2021-09-15 10:11:06 AM  

Howling Fantods: Newsflash: He was definitely involved in the murders of his wife and son. Wife was reportedly poking around in the family finances and would have discovered his embezzlement, for which he has since been fired from his law firm.


His wife had ordered a forensic audit of his finances. Then she was killed.
 
2021-09-15 10:15:28 AM  
That was the plot of my favorite Charles Bronson movie.
 
2021-09-15 10:16:26 AM  

puffy999: Amazingly and not surprisingly, somebody ELSE was charged with a crime and not him.


He ripped off his law firm, and he's admitted to being an accessory to insurance fraud.  He's going to prison.  The eldest son will be tasked with liquidating good ol' Dad's properties to pay off the families the younger son murdered.

I'd wager more than a few of the politicians in that 5-county region are more than willing to file whatever charges they can.  That clan ruled the region for 85 years, and now it's time for payback.

Big question:  did good ol' Dad have the wife and son whacked for insurance as well, or was that "southern justice" from the families of the victims?
 
2021-09-15 10:19:42 AM  
A coward too. Life insurance typically pays out on suicide. He could've just killed himself.
 
2021-09-15 10:20:26 AM  
One of his dealers agreed to kill him? That doesn't sound right. Why kill your cash cow?
 
2021-09-15 10:21:19 AM  
 I would've looked for some with more to lose than a couple drug charges and a speeding ticket if I were Murdaugh. A prominent law firm must have plenty of those types.
 
2021-09-15 10:29:06 AM  

FDR Jones: A coward too. Life insurance typically pays out on suicide. He could've just killed himself.


I would totally hire someone to kill me and then stipulate that it must look like a suicide.

Life is better with surprises!
 
2021-09-15 10:33:32 AM  
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2021-09-15 10:52:43 AM  

FrankPoole: pueblonative: Now did the hitman lease his latex gloves with an option to buy?

Yes, but only because his car had just hit a water buffalo.


Put it on Underhill.
 
2021-09-15 11:05:54 AM  
This ties up some loose ends that didn't make sense before.
But it smell like some or all of it is a lie.
 
2021-09-15 11:09:03 AM  
Some farker that called that down to the letter in the previous threads, step up and claim your prize...
 
2021-09-15 11:16:42 AM  

vudukungfu: well, it is sure to be a dateline special now


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2021-09-15 11:26:25 AM  
His lawyer is chock full of dumb quotes:

He "didn't want law enforcement to spend time on this fake crime instead of on Maggie and Paul."
-
Look, fake news has a buddy!

"He is totally distraught," the attorney said. "He did not murder them."
- just an FYI
 
2021-09-15 11:27:05 AM  
I wonder if the guy was hired to kill him or to make it looks like someone tried to kill him. The fact that he was shot in the head make that improbable but the article does not say where in the head, maybe the bullet only grazed him or it was though his cheeks.
 
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