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(BBC)   A tale of murder, suicide, a hitman, embezzlement, drug addiction and the inability of a lawyer to understand his own $10m life insurance policy. OK, we can excuse the last one   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Followup, Family, Suicide, Mr Murdaugh's wife, time of his death, criminal charges, English-language films, Suicide methods, Curtis Edward Smith  
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2021-09-16 11:21:44 AM  
I think this may be a repeat. Something you can usually say only on Fark.com

Where everybody whines about repeats.
 
2021-09-16 11:24:05 AM  

brantgoose: I think this may be a repeat. Something you can usually say only on Fark.com

Where everybody whines about repeats.


Just tag it a followup and it's all good.
 
2021-09-16 11:24:46 AM  
But I'm sure he's a go-to-church-on-Sunday-god-fearing-chr​istian,
/DNRTFA
 
2021-09-16 11:25:21 AM  
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2021-09-16 11:26:34 AM  
I never complain about repeats.

They give me a chance to say the things I never said the first time round.

For example, were this guy and Rob Ford sepearated at birth. They could be twins, fraternal if no identical.
 
2021-09-16 11:27:23 AM  
Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.
 
2021-09-16 11:29:16 AM  

brantgoose: I think this may be a repeat. Something you can usually say only on Fark.com

Where everybody whines about repeats.


More of a follow up.

This is a case that keeps on giving.

Only thing missing now is for the guy to get Epsteined.
 
2021-09-16 11:30:45 AM  
The Murdaugh case also prompted police to open an investigation into the 2015 death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old found dead in the same county, less than 10 miles away.

His death was first deemed to be a shooting, but was then ruled to be a probable hit-and-run.

The last sentence really sums up the quality of detective work throughout this case....
 
2021-09-16 11:31:51 AM  
"His death was first deemed to be a shooting, but was then ruled to be a probable hit-and-run."

So was it a really big bullet or a very small car that those 2 things could be confused for one another?
 
2021-09-16 11:35:51 AM  

The Third Man: The Murdaugh case also prompted police to open an investigation into the 2015 death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old found dead in the same county, less than 10 miles away.

His death was first deemed to be a shooting, but was then ruled to be a probable hit-and-run.

The last sentence really sums up the quality of detective work throughout this case....


I came here to point that out. How the fark do you confuse those two causes of death? Answer, the coroner who declares the cause of death was beholden to the Murtaughs and they or more likely the psychopathic son is the one who shot him. The coroner was covering it up just like the death of the housekeeper.
 
2021-09-16 11:36:07 AM  
Wow he killed his maid too what the fark
 
2021-09-16 11:36:23 AM  
The lawyer hired a hit man to kill him and nobody is investigating that he previously put out a hit on his wife and kid?
 
2021-09-16 11:38:51 AM  

lilbjorn: The lawyer hired a hit man to kill him and nobody is investigating that he previously put out a hit on his wife and kid?


That would be embarrassing. The lawyer has done many favors for them over the years.
 
2021-09-16 11:39:50 AM  

dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.


Rich cops?
 
2021-09-16 11:41:44 AM  

The Third Man: The Murdaugh case also prompted police to open an investigation into the 2015 death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old found dead in the same county, less than 10 miles away.

His death was first deemed to be a shooting, but was then ruled to be a probable hit-and-run.

The last sentence really sums up the quality of detective work throughout this case....


This is why you should rtfa
 
2021-09-16 11:42:33 AM  
Behold, the product of three generations of nepotism.
 
2021-09-16 11:42:45 AM  
This guy's life is unravelling faster than a cheap sweater.
 
2021-09-16 11:43:58 AM  

chitownmike: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

Rich cops?


Oh I meant to say "white".
 
2021-09-16 11:44:35 AM  

Marcos P: Wow he killed his maid too what the fark


Maids are disposable
 
2021-09-16 11:44:35 AM  

dsmith42: The Third Man: The Murdaugh case also prompted police to open an investigation into the 2015 death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old found dead in the same county, less than 10 miles away.

His death was first deemed to be a shooting, but was then ruled to be a probable hit-and-run.

The last sentence really sums up the quality of detective work throughout this case....

I came here to point that out. How the fark do you confuse those two causes of death? Answer, the coroner who declares the cause of death was beholden to the Murtaughs and they or more likely the psychopathic son is the one who shot him. The coroner was covering it up just like the death of the housekeeper.



There's a whole lot of dying going on there.  If there's a death connected to the DA in any way, the law ought to be that an out-of-district or out-of-state coroner is brought in.
 
2021-09-16 11:46:01 AM  

dothemath: chitownmike: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

Rich cops?

Oh I meant to say "white".


Keep digging
 
2021-09-16 11:48:27 AM  

chitownmike: dothemath: chitownmike: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

Rich cops?

Oh I meant to say "white".

Keep digging


Will I eventually get to your moms house?
 
2021-09-16 11:50:10 AM  

dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.


You don't say

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2021-09-16 11:50:50 AM  

chitownmike: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

Rich cops?


The cop who killed Eric Garner for selling cigarettes is currently making six figures on desk duty.
 
2021-09-16 11:51:16 AM  
I'm not understanding the insurance fraud charge. What they did doesn't seem to fall under insurance fraud since neither of them would benefit from any payout.
 
2021-09-16 11:53:10 AM  

Supadope: chitownmike: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

Rich cops?

The cop who killed Eric Garner for selling cigarettes is currently making six figures on desk duty.


He was fired a couple years ago.
 
2021-09-16 11:53:19 AM  

mcmnky: "His death was first deemed to be a shooting, but was then ruled to be a probable hit-and-run."

So was it a really big bullet or a very small car that those 2 things could be confused for one another?


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2021-09-16 11:53:42 AM  

mcmnky: "His death was first deemed to be a shooting, but was then ruled to be a probable hit-and-run."

So was it a really big bullet or a very small car that those 2 things could be confused for one another?


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2021-09-16 11:54:58 AM  
Sure a lot of people that die around, and within this family.

Going to make a great mini-series.
 
2021-09-16 11:56:42 AM  

brantgoose: I think this may be a repeat. Something you can usually say only on Fark.com

Where everybody whines about repeats.


I think the dead nanny/housekeeper is new.  I don't remember seeing that part of the story before.  Or the 2015 death.  There's a lot of unusual deaths around this guy that looks like an insurance agent.
 
2021-09-16 11:57:09 AM  

dothemath: Rich White people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.


I don't get the feeling that they're especially good at it. It's just that white people trust other white people, so they are more likely to have the opportunity to do these kind of crimes.
 
2021-09-16 11:58:38 AM  

mrmopar5287: Supadope: chitownmike: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

Rich cops?

The cop who killed Eric Garner for selling cigarettes is currently making six figures on desk duty.

He was fired a couple years ago.


I did not know that. In 2016, he was making $120,000

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/​c​hokehold-salary-rises-killing-eric-gar​ner-article-1.2789313
 
2021-09-16 11:59:36 AM  

dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.


That depends on how. They became rich and whether they are 1st or 2nd generation rich. Always 1st gen rich are quite violent and good about getting away with it.
 
2021-09-16 12:00:09 PM  
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2021-09-16 12:00:17 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Sure a lot of people that die around, and within this family.

Going to make a great mini-series.


I was trying to remember which film about rich Southerners this reminded me of.   Tennessee Williams is rolling over in his grave.
 
2021-09-16 12:01:13 PM  

brantgoose: I think this may be a repeat.


He's now admitting setting up the assassination attempt:

Now, police allege - and Mr Murdaugh's lawyers admit - that he arranged for a man to shoot him so that his surviving son would be able to collect the insurance money.

The shooter, a 61-year-old former client named Curtis Edward Smith, now faces a slew of criminal charges, including conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, assault and battery, assisted suicide and possession of drugs. Mr Smith has admitted his involvement.


Which is pretty farked up.
 
2021-09-16 12:02:32 PM  

lilbjorn: The lawyer hired a hit man to kill him and nobody is investigating that he previously put out a hit on his wife and kid?


I'm guessing some friends or family of the woman killed in the boat accident went after Paul and because Margaret was with him, did her too.
 
2021-09-16 12:03:23 PM  

dsmith42: The Third Man: The Murdaugh case also prompted police to open an investigation into the 2015 death of Stephen Smith, a 19-year-old found dead in the same county, less than 10 miles away.

His death was first deemed to be a shooting, but was then ruled to be a probable hit-and-run.

The last sentence really sums up the quality of detective work throughout this case....

I came here to point that out. How the fark do you confuse those two causes of death? Answer, the coroner who declares the cause of death was beholden to the Murtaughs and they or more likely the psychopathic son is the one who shot him. The coroner was covering it up just like the death of the housekeeper.


The coroner said that the death of the maid was inconsistent with a slip and fall. If I recall, it was also said by the coroner that the kid found on the road did not have injuries consistent to a hit and run. Also, the cops on the scene were the ones that thought it was a shooting.
All a coroner can do is provide their findings to the police and DA. I think the coverup was a bit further down the line.
 
2021-09-16 12:04:30 PM  
Read your farking insurance policy, arsehole. The section on suicide is usually pretty prominent, and in most, it's just a time limit thing - x days after purchasing the new policy. Seriously, this numbnuts is a lawyer?
 
2021-09-16 12:04:46 PM  

emersonbiggins: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

You don't say

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Well, yes, these deformed white people were probably very willing to commit violence but given their weapons posture its doubtful they could hit anything.
 
2021-09-16 12:09:54 PM  

SurfGirl69: But I'm sure he's a go-to-church-on-Sunday-god-fearing-chr​istian,
/DNRTFA


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2021-09-16 12:10:00 PM  

Snort: brantgoose: I think this may be a repeat. Something you can usually say only on Fark.com

Where everybody whines about repeats.

Just tag it a followup and it's all good.


....man.
 
2021-09-16 12:10:32 PM  
What you heard was the collective orgasm of Netflix and True Crime podcasters as they read this story.
 
2021-09-16 12:11:59 PM  

dothemath: chitownmike: dothemath: chitownmike: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

Rich cops?

Oh I meant to say "white".

Keep digging

Will I eventually get to your moms house?


Dead and buried so you have a chance
 
2021-09-16 12:13:45 PM  
Add the multi-million dollar embezzlement from work and I'd say this guy is kind of shady.

It's amusing that every time their family name hits the news, its a brand new crime. They're not boring.
 
2021-09-16 12:13:46 PM  

cefm: Read your farking insurance policy, arsehole. The section on suicide is usually pretty prominent, and in most, it's just a time limit thing - x days after purchasing the new policy. Seriously, this numbnuts is a lawyer?


The kind of lawyer whose idea of practicing law is having status and yelling at your paralegal to do everything.
 
2021-09-16 12:15:16 PM  

No Catchy Nickname: This guy's life is unravelling faster than a cheap sweater.


Hey!  I am wearing a cheap cardigan and while it has a few holes and missing a button;  it is far from unraveling.
Folding like a cheap lawn chair is more like it.

\\knock around the house sweater, not worn in public.
 
2021-09-16 12:20:17 PM  

cefm: Read your farking insurance policy, arsehole. The section on suicide is usually pretty prominent, and in most, it's just a time limit thing - x days after purchasing the new policy. Seriously, this numbnuts is a lawyer?


Insurance doesn't cover suicide
 
2021-09-16 12:20:51 PM  
The maid allegedly fell, maybe down a flight of stairs, and died. Maybe it was an accident, but who knows at this point? The thing is that her children were supposed to collect on a life insurance policy, and Murdaugh somehow intercepted the money. To spend on Oxycontin or something. According to his lawyer, he was writing checks to his dealer. What kind of drug dealer takes checks??

The more I find out about these people, the more they sound like a mashup of Matlock and Twin Peaks.
 
2021-09-16 12:20:59 PM  

Supadope: mrmopar5287: Supadope: chitownmike: dothemath: Rich people are great at weasely white collar thievery but terrible at actual hands on violence.

Unless theyre cops.

Rich cops?

The cop who killed Eric Garner for selling cigarettes is currently making six figures on desk duty.

He was fired a couple years ago.

I did not know that. In 2016, he was making $120,000

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/c​hokehold-salary-rises-killing-eric-gar​ner-article-1.2789313


That's only middle class money in NYC. People throw "A hundred grand!" around like it's huge money. After taxes, deductions, etc. it's not much in a high cost of living city.
 
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