This murder mystery is crazy, but let's not forget 3 generations of Murdaughs served as district attorneys for the 14th Circuit (covering 5 counties in South Carolina).

Think how many cases they set up or worse. Every one of them needs to be re-examined.…
I am not even going to try to fully explain the case here, Definitely google, but basically the mother and son were murdered (son had been facing manslaughter charges in death of friend on boat) and the father was embezzling money from his law firm…
So then they re-opened a homicide case from 2015 that is seemingly unconnected to all of this, but with which they think the family are involved.…
And the latest development is that the father was shot on the side of the road, he claimed by a random person. Turns out he set it up and it was a former client.…
Anyway so it's all playing out like a very gripping thriller.

My point is this dude was district attorney (called solicitor in South Carolina) for the 14th Circuit (as were his father and grandfather) and they're connected to a bunch of homicides and massive corruption.
And while people have mentioned that to point out how important he and his family are no one seems to have thought about all the people they prosecuted and whether the family's corruption and homicidal tendencies could have extended to the prosecutor's office.
I'm pretty sure we can at least presume there was a whole lot of misconduct going on and if dude was embezzling from his law firm he was using the DA's office for profit at a minimum.
The police also expressed a reluctance to go after dude's son because of his father. Who knows how many other people the family have protected from prosecution.
So while everyone is caught up in the salacious detail, I hope this is pursued vigorously. South Carolina is not know for being a bastion of protecting the rights of those accused of crimes.
Maybe the fact that this case has captured the public's imagination will allow people who care to pressure for some measure of reparations for those affected by these individuals, which is ultimately the much more significant issue.
No kidding, the police just opened an investigation into the death of the Murdaugh's housekeeper three years ago.…
And it turns out Duffie Stone, the current Solicitor for the 14th Circuit (district attorney) - the first ever non-Murdaugh to hold that office - worked under Murdaugh and is close personal friends with the family.

So he has recused himself from all of these investigations.
I am just saying anyone who was ever prosecuted by the 14th Circuit Solicitor needs to consult an attorney now cause I smell so much corruption and misconduct emanating from that office.
And I can't help but think of all the people probably still languishing in prison who are victims of this crime syndicate family.
PS. @nytimes, this Alex Murdaugh dude is from a powerful family and was the former DA. Pretty sure that's not enough to make his planned murder an "assassination."

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