In the latest edition of our ‘Week In Review,’ research director Jenn Wood and I recap the dramatic conclusion of this six-week odyssey (including clips from the most decisive moments inside the Colleton County courthouse). We also discuss Murdaugh-related court cases yet to be argued, potential charges yet to be filed (state and federal) … and various avenues of research related to the case we plan on exploring.
Among those avenues? Drugs. Theft. And institutional (judicial) corruption.
Beyond the remaining charges against Murdaugh, his alleged drug dealer/ check casher Curtis “Eddie” Smith has an upcoming criminal trial – and there remain pending state charges against convicted fraudster Russell Laffitte (Murdaugh’s banker) and Beaufort, S.C. attorney Corey Fleming (one of Murdaugh’s closest friends).
Additionally, there is the high-profile wrongful death case filed in civil court by the family of Mallory Beach – whose tragic death in February 2019 began the unspooling of the Murdaugh’s legal dynasty.
Beach’s story is the focus of the recent Netflix documentary on the Murdaugh family.
Bottom line? This story is far from over … and you can count on this news outlet to continue leading the coverage of it no matter where it takes us.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR …
Will Folks is the founding editor of the news outlet you are currently reading. Prior to founding FITSNews, he served as press secretary to the governor of South Carolina. He lives in the Midlands region of the state with his wife and seven children.
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