Paul Murdaugh Wiki – Paul Murdaugh Biography
Paul Murdaugh and his mother, Margaret “Maggie” Murdaugh, 52, were shot and killed Monday at the family’s home in rural Islandton, South Carolina, about 65 miles west of Charleston. Three days later, his law firm announced the death of 81-year-old prosecutor Randolph Murdaugh III. The cause of death has not been revealed.
Paul Murdaugh was scheduled to go to trial for three felonies related to the 2019 death of 19-year-old Mallory Beach in a boating accident. Authorities allege he was driving a boat drunk when it crashed, sending Beach overboard. Her body was found a week later.
Paul Murdaugh Age
Paul Murdaugh was 22 years old.
Cause of Death – Shot Dead
Few details have been released about the deaths of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh, which are being investigated by the South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Colleton County authorities.
Agents responded to the scene Monday after receiving a call that two people were found dead, according to WCBD, an affiliate of NBC Charleston. Sources tell the affiliate that it does not appear to be a murder-suicide. Beach’s family said they are praying for the Murdaughs.
“Having suffered the devastating loss of their own daughter, the family is praying that the Murdaughs can find some level of peace in this tragic loss,” a lawyer for the family told WCBD. “They would like the family and community to know that their continued thoughts and prayers are with the Murdaughs.”
Randolph Murdaugh III was a former attorney for the 14th Circuit, and the family was known throughout the Lowcountry. His father and his grandfather also served as prosecutors for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties. His son, Alex Murdaugh, Paul’s father and Maggie’s widower is also a lawyer in the area.
Paul Murdaugh was awaiting trial on a charge of boating under the influence that caused death in a February 2019 accident that killed 19-year-old Mallory Beach. The woman’s body was found seven days after the accident. The shipwreck sparked stories that questioned whether his family’s ties to the legal system in the area affected the investigation.
Murdaugh III served as an elected attorney for the 14th Circuit from 1987 to 2005. His father and his grandfather also served as prosecutors for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties.