Murdaugh Murders Podcast

Murdaugh Murders Podcast

For nearly 100 years, one family traded influence and held power in the South Carolina lowcountry until a fatal boat crash involving an allegedly intoxicated heir-apparent shed sunlight on a true crime saga like no-other. Award-winning journalist Mandy Matney has been investigating the Murdaugh family since that fateful night in 2019. The now-infamous Murdaugh family is at the center of a litany of criminal charges for and investigations into fraud, obstruction of justice, the 2021 double homicides of Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie, the 2015 murder of young Stephen Smith, the suicide-for-hire plot of family patriarch Alex Murdaugh, and a vast insurance scheme that preyed on the region's most vulnerable citizens. Matney's podcast, ranked #1 globally in 2021, provides unmatched insight into the horrific deaths, botched investigations and newly-uncovered crimes that are all interconnected. Follow along with Matney's reporting in real time from South Carolina as her exclusive sources guide listeners on a journey to expose the truth wherever it leads. Listen on any streaming service or visit murdaughmurderspodcast.com to learn more. Find us on social media: https://www.facebook.com/MurdaughPod/ https://www.instagram.com/murdaughmurderspod/ For current & accurate updates: Twitter.com/mandymatney Support Our Mission: murdaughmurderspodcast.com/support-the-show

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September 30, 2022 31 min

As we reported in MMP this week, the Judge Hall reversed his earlier order that basically split the "boat crash" case in two and allowed the Murdaughs to indefinitely postpone that trial so Alex could prepare for his speedy murder trial. The Attorney General’s Office told us the murder case still hasn’t been scheduled. 

While we wait for those crucial announcements, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland want to share some...

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Recent revelations and legal filings have us wondering if investigators are maintaining the momentum needed to hold all of Alex Murdaugh’s alleged conspirators accountable. Or are they taking a page from the Good Ole Boys handbook and hoping that one man’s punishment will get the public to shut up and move on?

Mandy and Liz share their take on journalistic ethics as it pertains to victims, dive deep into recent motion filings, and t...

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Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland talk about the shocking decision from Russell Laffitte’s defense team to put him on the stand and their decision to have Russell’s wife address the court. Plus insight on how the justice system can be different for a privileged person like Russell Lafftte. 

Will Russell Laffitte really go to trial in November?

Liz, Mandy and David unpack everything about the players involved, the privilege inv...

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Russell Laffitte and his wife, Susie, gave an epically tone-deaf performance in an effort to get one of his two ankle monitors removed earlier this month.

Mandy and Liz take a hard look at a recently released transcript of what went down in federal court on Sept. 6. What should have been a run-of-the-mill hearing, was anything but as Russell and Susie tried to convince a judge that he too is a victim of Alex Murdaugh. 

We also hear a...

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September 14, 2022 53 min

In this episode, we caught up with Stephen’s mother, the wonderful and resilient Sandy Smith, and Mike Hemlepp, Jr., the Columbia attorney who stepped up to help after Sandy’s previous attorney let her down.

We asked Sandy and Mike where things with the case stood and how they felt about everything. While the case gained some momentum last year after SLED took it over from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, it’s now 15 months later ...

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Disclaimer: This episode contains language that some people may find offensive.

In our first ever “Cup Of Justice” bonus episode of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland unpack some big questions in the Murdaugh double homicide case. 

When will the trial for the murders of Maggie & Paul Murdaugh actually happen?

What’s Dick Harpootian’s strategy? 

Why was Eric Bland working on a case with Dick Harpo...

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What happened to the money? The big picture is coming into focus as several new revelations surrounding Alex Murdaugh were revealed this week, including our latest discovery of how Alex is connected to an alleged Colleton County drug dealer.

Russell Laffitte’s battle to have one of his two ankle monitors removed leads to more shocking details coming out about his alleged scheme with Alex.

You'll also hear Mandy share an announcem...

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Monday’s pre-trial motion hearing in Alex Murdaugh's murder case was fiery and dramatic… even for this case.

In Episode 59, Mandy, Liz  & David unpack all of the very complicated details that legacy media failed to mention.

You'll also hear Mandy and Liz share some personal news about their recent departure from FITSNews and the team will tell you about some exciting plans on the horizon.


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This last week was another roller coaster of insanity in the Murdaugh Murders Saga. Murdaugh’s defense team has amped up their strategy to fool the public and create chaos in the double homicide case and - per usual - mainstream media is happily helping them with that.

Mandy, Liz  & David poured through a pile of documents filed in the last week – and dove deep into Harpootlian’s press conference. 

We also cover the latest — incl...

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Just when you think the Murdaugh saga can’t get any worse, along comes Greg Parker....

An owner of a chain of local convenience store is estimated to have spent millions to minimize his liability in the Mallory Beach wrongful death case and has aimed his ire toward the people with the least amount of power.

In this episode Mandy & Liz  take a look at two shocking admissions Parker made to Valerie Bauerlein in the Wall Street Jour...

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The Plyler sisters were just little girls when Alex Murdaugh and Russell Laffitte entered their world. 

Now, more than 15 years later, they are discovering all the ways these two men (allegedly) secretly enriched themselves off their settlement money. We talk with Alania Plyler about what it was like having Russell Laffitte as her conservator and the betrayal she now feels knowing what he was doing the entire time.

Plus legal analysi...

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Today we take a deeper dive into how former Hampton County attorney Alex Murdaugh and former Palmetto State Bank CEO Russell Laffitte allegedly defrauded a deceased quadriplegic man — and then tried to cover their tracks.

We show once again that there is no “bottom” in the world of South Carolina’s good ole boys.

Also on the episode, Liz Farrel gives you a behind the scenes look at Laffitte’s federal bond hearing and Mandy updates yo...

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July 27, 2022 61 min

We believe the entire system is on trial here. And it’s time the Attorney General’s office starts understanding that citizens of South Carolina demand transparency and zealous attention to restore public faith.  


In this episode we take a deep dive into the perplexing prosecution strategies and deliberate defense strategies swirling around the various criminal charges pointed at Alex Murdaugh. 


Mandy and Liz revisit odd statements ma...

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In the last seven days, we’ve been very busy at the Murdaugh Murders Podcast. 

Alex Murdaugh was officially charged in the double homicide of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh.  

Bowen Turner’s probation was revoked. 

Alex Murdaugh’s bond was denied. 

And Russell Laffitte was federally indicted. 

All of these things are a big deal. 

In this special breaking episode of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast, Mandy and Liz dive into the details of the bond h...

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FITSNews was first to report this week that agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) are scheduled to present evidence against Alex Murdaugh in the double homicide of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh this Thursday July 14, 2022. 

THAT IS A BIG DEAL.

In this episode, you’ll hear from the journalists who have been covering this story since 2019 — Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell explain what this news means, how we were able ...

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Mandy, Liz, and the team dive deeper into the jailhouse phone calls with shocking revelations.

After listening – and relistening – to hours upon hours of of tapes, we have a better understanding of how Alex’s family sees this tangled web playing out in the media. 

You'll hear what Alex says, and doesn't say about Maggie and Paul in heart wrenching, but very telling conversations with Buster, John Marvin and Liz Murdaugh.

Plus ...

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In this special 50th episode of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast, Mandy, Liz, and the team do another deep dive into the jailhouse phone calls obtained recently by the MMP team.

After reviewing the tapes, we learned a lot more about Buster’s University of South Carolina Law School readmittance and the alleged $60,000 payment to Butch Bowers last fall. 

In this episode, we play several calls where this transaction is discussed and Mandy a...

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After officials released Alex Murdaugh’s jailhouse phone call recordings, we now have a much clearer understanding of the former attorney and volunteer solicitor’s relationships, plots, and life behind bars. 

The Murdaugh Murders Podcast has been working tirelessly listening to more than 100 phone calls between Alex and his family members. 

This episode will be one of at least two covering these public records. 

During this episode, y...

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Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh's murders. Unfortunately, there still have not been any arrests in the crime that has evolved into the most notorious murder investigation in recent South Carolina history. 

However, this week we broke some important news in the double homicide. 

Audio and video evidence obtained by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division shows that Alex Murdaugh was at Mosel...

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A motion filed last week by John T. Lay and Peter M. McCoy Jr. — the two attorneys who were appointed as co-receivers in November 2021 to tally Murdaugh’s assets — revealed even more shocking and unheard of banking practices at Palmetto State Bank.


It’s yet another layer of this story that shows us how powerful institutions treated Alex Murdaugh differently and therefore, potentially played a role in his alleged crimes. 


In this epis...

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