Alex and Maggie always looked carefree and blissful in their pictures posted on social media on any occasion, whether a wedding, club events, parties, or just relaxing in a retreat somewhere.
They loved spending time together in Edisto Island, South Carolina, where they could enjoy the coastline in their boat and have some barbecues at the beach house.
Their sons Paul and Buster also looked impressive wearing well-tailored tuxedos when accompanying father and mother to formal affairs.
That said, appearances on social media can be deceiving, even for the affluent, well-connected Murdaugh family. Some would say that behind the pretty public façade, the family was a miserable person.
With father, grandfather, and great grandfather who, at different times in the past, served as the top prosecutor for a five-county region in the State of South Carolina, Alex Murdaugh is the descendant of a highly respected legal powerhouse.
The family’s dominance in the courthouse has slightly waned since 2005, and now even more so given Mr. Murdaugh’s opioid addiction and embezzlement issues as well as the still-unsolved murder cases of Maggie and Paul.
10 /10 Attempted Homicide
On September 4, 2021, in the Old Salkehatchie Road near Varnville, about 7 miles away from his family’s hunting estate, Alex Murdaugh had a near-death experience when someone approached his vehicle on the side of the road and shot him in the head.
The initial explanation said the black Mercedes-Benz SUV Mr. Murdaugh was driving had a flat tire. When he was about to change it, an unidentified person drove by and shot him.
The shot left him flesh wound and skull fracture, but he survived. For days, people believed he was a victim of attempted murder.
9 /10 Suspicious Explanation
Some on Reddit were quick to notice the Mercedes-Benz of the specific model he was driving that day would have had run-flat tires function, allowing the car to keep on going like nothing happened even when the tires had been punctured.
A local reporter identified the air ambulance that carried Mr. Murdaugh to medical care and asked how it had been dispatched before anybody called sheriff’s deputies regarding the incident.
Later that day, Hampton County Sheriff’s Office released a report which suggested Mr. Murdaugh sustained no visible injury, only to retract it on September 9, citing clerical error.