Drug addiction led to a suicide attempt


Lawyers for Alex Murdaugh released a statement on the heels that the prominent Lowcountry lawyer confessed his shooting earlier this month was part of an assisted suicide plot. Murdaugh has been in the national spotlight ever since he found the bodies of his wife Maggie and son Paul, both shot and killed, on the property of the family hunting lodge in Colleton County TIMELINE: The Murder Mystery No arrests have been made in this case. to change a tire in Hampton County. Now he says it was all part of a plan for his surviving son to collect a $ 10 million life insurance policy. SLED says he arrested Curtis Edward Smith, 61, in connection with the shooting. Murdaugh’s attorneys Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian issued the following statement: “On September 4, it became clear that Alex believed that ending his life was his only option. Today, he knows it’s not. true. For the past 20 years, many people have fueled her addiction to opioids. During this time, these people have taken advantage of her addiction and her ability to pay substantial sums for illegal drugs. One of those people took advantage of his mental illness and agreed to kill Alex by shooting him in the head. Fortunately, Alex was not killed by the gunshot wound. Alex is fully cooperating with SLED in their investigations into his shooting, his consumption opioids and the search for the person (s) responsible for the murder of his wife and son. Alex is not without fault, but he is just one of many whose lives have been devastated by addiction. opioids. ”

Lawyers for Alex Murdaugh released a statement on the heels that the prominent Lowcountry lawyer confessed his shooting earlier this month was part of an assisted suicide plot.

Murdaugh has been in national spotlight since he found the bodies of his wife Maggie and son Paul, both shot dead, on the property of the family hunting lodge in Colleton County.

TIMELINE: Murdaugh Murder Mystery

No arrests were made in this case.

Murdaugh called 911 on September 4 and told authorities he was shot in the head while attempting to change a tire in Hampton County.

Now he says it was all part of a plan for his surviving son to collect a $ 10 million life insurance policy.

SLED says he arrested Curtis Edward Smith, 61, in connection with the shooting.

Murdaugh’s attorneys Jim Griffin and Dick Harpootlian issued the following statement:

“On September 4th, it became clear that Alex believed that ending his life was his only option. Today, he knows that is not true. Over the past 20 years, many people have fed his addiction to opioids. During this time, these people took advantage of his addiction and his ability to pay large sums for illegal drugs. One of these people took advantage of his mental illness and agreed to kill Alex inside him shooting in the head. Fortunately, Alex was not killed by the gunshot wound Alex is fully cooperating with SLED in their investigations into his shooting, his opioid use and the search for the person (s) responsible for the murder of his wife and son Alex is not without fault but he is just one of many whose lives have been devastated by opioid addiction.

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