A South Carolina male who was implicated of shooting popular attorney Alex Murdaugh, 53, in a staged suicide effort declares he was established which the attorney shot himself after his weapon unintentionally went off while he was waving it in the air.
Curtis Smith, 61, of Walterboro, South Carolina, who has actually been charged in the September 4 messed up suicide plot, apparently utilize to offer drugs to Murdaugh.
‘ It was the craziest scenario I ever been included with. I was established to be the fall man,’ he informed the New york city Post. ‘I understand what they’re attempting to state about me and it ain’t real.’
Given that the shooting, Murdaugh has actually confessed a 20-year opioid dependency, and has actually been explored an out-of-state rehab center– without GPS keeping an eye on– after being launched on $20,000 bond while he deals with charges for abusing millions from his legal company.
The shooting came just months after Murdaugh’s kid Paul and other half Maggie were assassinated and killed in their searching lodge in Islandton on June 7. No arrests have actually been made because case.
Murdaugh confessed to his attorneys around September 13 that he worked with Smith to eliminate him so his making it through kid Buster might gather the $10million insurance coverage.
However, Smith declared the twisted story is totally incorrect and declares that the Labor Day weekend shooting was unexpected.
A South Carolina male who was implicated of shooting popular attorney Alex Murdaugh, 53, in a staged suicide effort declares he was established. Curtis Smith, 61, of Walterboro, South Carolina, who has actually been charged in the September 4 messed up suicide plot, apparently utilize to offer drugs to Murdaugh
He informed the New york city Post that he didn’t conspire with Murdaugh about the assisted suicide effort, however that he got a call from Murdaugh that Saturday afternoon.
‘ I get a call from Alex that Saturday afternoon to come to where he was and I believed it was perhaps to repair something,’ Smith informed the New york city Post.
Smith didn’t question it and entered into his silver Chevy pickup and ‘reviewed there.’
He stated when he got to the rural stretch of Old Salkehatchie Roadway, he discovered Murdaugh in his vehicle. When the attorney went out, he was waving around a weapon.
Smith stated he battled with him to get the weapon prior to it went off and he ran.
‘ The weapon type of went off above his head and I got frightened to death and I went to my truck and removed,’ he informed the Post.
Smith, who was still in ownership of Murdaugh’s weapon, stated he didn’t recall and didn’t understand how terribly the other male was hurt. Murdaugh had no noticeable injury when he reached his bonding hearing on Wednesday.
Smith, who does not have any legal representation yet, however wishes to discover one ‘with a bone to select’ towards the household, stated: ‘I never ever not did anything. I have actually never ever heard anybody. It’s that basic.’
He likewise declared he was ‘naïve’ to be captured up in the household’s drama.
Murdaugh’s attorney likewise declared Smith was Alex’s long time drug dealership, which he rejects.
Murdaugh’s other kid Paul (2nd to right) and his other half Maggie (middle) were assassinated and killed in their searching lodge in Islandton on June 7. He has one staying kid, Buster (left)
Debate is not far from the household: Paul (envisioned) was implicated of driving a boat recklessly while intoxicated in 2019 and eliminating Mallory Beach, 19, (envisioned). An examination has actually likewise been introduced into the household’s long time house cleaner Gloria Satterfield’s unexpected death after she obviously had a ‘journey and fall’ mishap inside the household’s house
Regardless of being ‘established,’ Smith confessed to the New york city Post that he didn’t hold an animosity versus Murdaugh, however recommended him not to tinker him.
‘ I would not recommend him to attempt to set me up. I ‘d highly recommend versus that,’ he informed the Post.
Curtis has actually been charged with assisted suicide, attack and battery of a high exacerbated nature, pointing and providing a gun, insurance coverage scams, and conspiracy to dedicate insurance coverage scams
The Murdaugh household has actually been involved debate recently after their belated kid Paul crashed a boat in 2019, eliminating a lady and the strange death of the household’s long time house cleaner.
Paul Murdaugh, 22, was implicated of driving a boat recklessly while intoxicated when it smashed into Archer’s Creek Bridge in Beaufort County in February 2019.
There were 6 buddies on board, consisting of Mallory Beach, 19, who passed away when she was tossed from the vessel. Her body was discovered on in the water by an angler a week later on.
Murdaugh was later on charged with 3 felony counts, consisting of triggering Beach’s death. He was waiting for trial when he and his mom, Maggie Murdaugh, 52, were discovered assassinated on their searching estate in Islandton in June. Their murders stay a secret.
The long time house cleaner Gloria Satterfield’s kids just recently submitted a suit including a substantial insurance coverage payment that was connected to the lady’s death.
Satterfield, 57, obviously had a ‘journey and fall mishap’ inside the Murdaugh’s house, which eliminated her. The specific information of the fall stay uncertain to this day.
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2015: Teen Stephen Smith passes away
Polices examining the double murder have actually likewise resumed the case into a 2015 hit-and-run of teenager Stephen Smith
Smith was discovered on the side of the roadway.
Cops formally rule his death a hit-and-run however he had actually suffered blunt force injury to the head
His mom has actually because shared her belief that she believes he was eliminated in a hate-crime due to the fact that he was gay
Case notes gotten by DailyMail.com exposed Paul’s older bro Buster was called numerous times in the examination.
Cops wished to know more about his relationship with Stephen
Stephen’s mom stated he had actually been having a ‘fling’.
In a deposition years later on, among Paul’s buddies stated the household had actually ‘covered’ other killings up.
He pointed out Smith’s death.
2018: Murdaugh household house cleaner Gloria Satterfield passes away
Murdaugh household house cleaner Gloria Sattlerfield passes away
Gloria passed away after ‘falling’ down the stairs in the household home
The household provided her household $500.000 in a wrongful death settlement however it’s uncertain why her death was ruled to be their fault.
Alex Murdaugh was noted as the accused in the suit.
Satterfield was just 57 when she passed away.
She left a partner and kids.
Her death was likewise pointed out in the deposition by Paul Murdaugh’s pal.
2019: Mallory Beach passes away being tossed from boat driven by Paul Murdaugh
Mallory Beach, 19, passed away in February 2019
Paul was charged later on due to the fact that he ‘d been consuming and was acting ‘belligerently’ that night.
He had actually been launched on bond.
Other kids were on the boat however were unscathed.
One affirmed that they were frightened to discuss the Murdaugh household due to the fact that they understood how to ‘cover things up’.
That kid called Stephen Smith and the house cleaner, and declared Paul pressed her
June 7 2021: Paul and Maggie are killed
The mommy and kid were discovered shot dead at the household house in Hampton, South Carolina.
Alex Murdaugh states he discovered them at the house.
The medical inspector stated the set had actually been dead for an hour at the majority of when he found them.
Alex’s kid Paul, 22, (left) and other half Maggie, 52, (right) were discovered dead from numerous gunshot injuries on June 7 at the household searching lodge
Alex’s dad Randolph Murdaugh III passed away ‘quietly’ in your home 3 days after Maggie and Paul were discovered shot dead
June 10 2021: Alex’s 81-year-old dad Randolph Murdaugh III passes away ‘naturally’ and ‘quietly’ in your home
September 3: Alex resigns from his law practice amidst claims he misused funds
The company has actually worked with a forensic private investigator to go through the accounts
September 4: Alex calls 911 declaring he’s been shot in the head in a drive-by.
He just had ‘surface area’ injuries and was likewise able to call his bro
September 6: Alex resigns from his law practice
The South Carolina legal scion launches a declaration validating his resignation from the company and revealing he has actually gone into rehabilitation
He stated: ‘I’m resigning from my law practice and going into rehabilitation after a long fight that has actually been intensified these murders.’
September 16: Alex turns himself into cops over insurance coverage scams plan
Murdaugh handed himself over to polices in connection to insurance coverage scams plan where he organized his own killing so that his making it through kid might gather $10 million payment.
He deals with charges of insurance coverage scams, conspiracy to dedicate insurance coverage scams and submitting an incorrect cops report.