A pair of 911 calls from the night Alex Murdaugh was allegedly shot have cast doubt on his story.
Mr Murdoff, a former South Carolina attorney embroiled in a criminal investigation, has told police he was shot in the head while changing a tire on his car – although he later admitted he had arranged the shooting himself. Now, 911 calls received The Daily Beast Raise even more questions about what happened that night.
In one of the September 4 calls, a witness who was driving down the street, Mr Murdog, tells police that he had just seen a man covered in blood – but even at a glance, the scene seemed staged. .
“We are on Salkehachi Road and there is a man on the side of the road with blood all around him and waving his hand,” said the caller. “He’s fine – he looks fine but it looks like a set-up so we didn’t stop.”
Even Mr. Murdaugh’s own 911 call that night is unusual. To someone who has just been shot in the head, the former lawyer seems remarkably calm and collected, and downplays the severity of his injuries.
“I got a flat tire, and I stopped, and someone stopped to help me, and when I turned my back, they tried to shoot me,” he tells the dispatcher.
“Were you shot?” asks the 911 dispatcher.
“Yeah, but I mean, I’m fine,” replies Mr. Murdoff.
Less than two weeks later, Mr. Murdoff surrendered himself to the police and confessed to arranging his death as part of a plan to give $10 million in life insurance money to his son, Buster. (Mr. Murdaugh believed that the insurance company would not pay Buster the money if his death was a suicide.)
The disgraced lawyer told police that the shooter was his former client, Curtis Edward Smith. But Mr Smith, who was charged with the shooting, says he never shot him.
“I didn’t shoot him,” said Mr. Smith. Today Display. “I am innocent. If I had shot him, he would have been dead. He is alive.”
Mr. Murdaugh’s lawyers have consistently stated that he was, in fact, shot by Mr. Smith. And police and hospital records indicate that he was actually shot in the head.
On the night of the alleged shooting, police wrote that Mr Murdog was treated at a hospital for “a superficial gunshot wound to the head”. In hospital records obtained by Fox Carolina cody alcorn, doctors said Mr Murdog suffered “two superficial visible bullet wounds on the posterior skull with no active bleeding,” a “parietal skull fracture,” and “underlying minor subdural and subarachnoid hemorrhages.”
Mr Murdaugh’s lawyer Jim Griffin says the records should not raise any questions about whether Mr Murdaugh was shot that night.
“Bloggers have questioned whether they were shot based on their hairstyles, not actual records,” Mr Griffin has said. said. “These records answer that question. He was actually shot.”
Since last summer, Mr Murdoff’s name has surfaced in a series of bizarre headlines, each one more shocking than the last. His wife and son were first shot dead in June. Mr. Murdog himself was then shot, and later admitted to an insurance fraud scheme. Meanwhile, police have reopened an investigation into the deaths of Mr Murdaugh’s housekeeper and an unrelated teenager who died under mysterious circumstances.
Granthshala has reached out to Mr. Murdaugh’s lawyers for additional comment.
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