Netflix is the platform that has tried an actual crime case to expose the nation’s ugly core; instead, the most compelling true crime stories plunge us into the depths of the human psyche. The complicated issue that has come to be known as “the Murdaugh murders” feels like a story of generational power and corruption that could only occur in America. This is a Southern Gothic morality play about a powerful but fading Southern family whose enormous wealth and influence fuelled a jaw-dropping spree of recklessness, greed, and Murder. Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal is a three-part Netflix series that tells the harrowing tale of the infamous Murdaugh family. The documentary series, which began airing in 2015, documents the numerous deaths and crimes connected to the wealthy South Carolina family. Currently facing trial for the 2021 shooting deaths of his wife Maggie and son Paul is the 63-year-old shamed lawyer.
By the penultimate episode, we are made aware of another incident involving the Murdaugh family: Alex hired a killer to murder the father. But things didn’t work out the way we had hoped. The details are as follows. Alex allegedly discovered his wife and youngest son’s bodies at their Islandton, South Carolina, home on the evening of June 7, 2021, and he called the police to report his discovery. Blood spatter analysis, however, later demonstrated that this was untrue, indicating that Alex was present at the scene when the Murder took place.
Curtis Edward Smith, a former customer of Alex’s and his oxycodone dealer, was ultimately detained by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division for plotting to kill Alex. Although he claims he believed he was being placed up and did not plot with Alex, the man was eventually indicted on costs of assisted suicide. He argues that he would already be dead if he had intended to shoot Alex. With the Murdaugh trial bearing on right now, we expect more details about the happening to come out soon.
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