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 of FITSNews.com has been investigating the Murdaugh family since that fateful night in 2019. The now-infamous Murdaugh family is surrounded by seven criminal 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 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: Fitsnews.com or Twitter.com/mandymatney Support Our Mission: murdaughmurderspodcast.com/support-the-show Support the Reporting: fitsnews.com/fitsnews-subscription-options
So today we want to take you back to the story that was the beginning of the end for the Murdaugh family’s 100-year dynasty and the fall of the Good 'Ole Boys in South Carolina— the boat crash that Killed Mallory Beach.
This case is ground zero for everything we talk about in this podcast. Without this case, the Murdaughs’ grip on the Lowcountry might never have loosened.
The Beach case — which started as a fairly straightforwar...
We received new information from the attorneys and insurance companies who investigated Gloria Satterfield’s death. Not only do these new details raise more questions about what happened at Moselle the day of her alleged “trip and fall,” the new information highlights one of the major problems in this state: lawyers helping lawyers.
Also, on Friday the 13th, Charleston's Post and Courier published an opinion piece by the current...
The Good 'Ole Boys had a very bad week in South Carolina.
Last Wednesday, the S.C. Attorney General’s Office announced three superseding indictments against Alex Murdaugh, his best friend Cory Fleming, and his banker buddy Russell Laffitte.
Attorney Justin Bamberg, who represents the Pinckney family, joins us for episode 44 of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast.
And trust us — “The devil is in the details.”
And, on Monday (5/9/2022), ...
As police are still investigating the five deaths that have been tied to the Murdaugh family, we’re trying to answer a big question in this case — what happened to the money?
Following the money has led us down some strange, unexpected paths in this story — especially in the last week when it was discovered that Alex paid $110,000 for a funeral home. This funeral home is linked to one of Murdaugh's alleged victims and also linke...
Multiple sources have told FITSNews that high-velocity impact spatter was present on the shirt Alex Murdaugh was wearing the night of the murders and that this evidence has been independently analyzed and confirmed by multiple forensic experts — including by at least one out-of-state laboratory.
This episode is about so much more than jailhouse phone calls right now. This is about the future of the justice system in our state.
Will we continue to stand by and let Good Ole Boys like Dick Harpootlian and Brad Hutto run our courts? Or is it finally time for a change?
19-year-old Bowen Turner is accused of raping three women between 2018-2019. One of those victims, Dallas Stoller, died in November of 2021.
In this special episode of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast, you’ll hear from Dallas’ sister and father, who were in the courtroom last week when Turner got a shocking sweetheart deal of just five years probation.
He won’t have to register as a sex offender. Solicitor David Miller of the Second Cir...
While there was a lot of news related to the Murdaugh saga in the last week, this episode will focus on 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone and why his involvement in this case matters.
We still have questions that need to be answered and, as residents who live in the 14th Circuit, we are concerned about our solicitor and justice system in the Lowcountry.
In this episode, hear special guest Will Folks of FITSNews, explain why Stone’...
Are the Murdaugh’s in the middle of PR push? And what happened to all of the money?
We talk about possible tampering with evidence at the double homicide scene. And a mysterious check from Alex to a local police chief.
There is A LOT to unpack about Cory Fleming. So much, that it doesn’t all fit into one episode. But this week, we received a shocking document showing Fleming’s apparent defense — and it includes a letter and text messages between Alex and Cory as Alex sat in both a Florida rehab facility and a SC jail respectively.
Suspended attorney Cory Fleming was indicted on 18 charges related to the Gloria Satterfield case. While we wait for his bond hearing, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and attorney Eric Bland unpack the latest indictments and what it means for the justice system.
While Fleming was finally indicted, so many others who allegedly participated in this scheme have escaped accountability so far.
Fleming’s arrest is a big deal — we will tell you...
A recently released deposition has revealed troubling accusations about a powerful judge who is at the helm of criminal and civil procedures in the Lowcountry.
If her involvement in the Gloria Satterfield case was as intentional as the depositions say, then the South Carolina justice system – where judges are pretty much untouchable – has a huge problem on its hands.
On Monday, Alex Murdaugh’s attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to block Richland County from releasing more jailhouse calls through the Freedom of Information Act.
In today’s episode, we tell you exactly why this case isn’t a typical true crime story and why Alex isn’t your typical (alleged) criminal. In this case, we’re dealing with a former public official and a whole lot of alleged pub...
Get a rare inside look into the Murdaugh family dynamic and Alex Murdaugh’s manipulations from behind bars.
These gripping calls reveal a supportive family that seems to be held captive by an utter narcissist who is really good at getting people t...
The FITSNews.com team learned more about Alex Murdaugh’s ties to an alleged drug smuggler and it led us to... jellyfish?
Considering the players involved, the millions of dollars missing, and the pieces of land they chose — everything should be inspected with a fine tooth comb.
Some of the biggest questions in this case revolve around the money — what happened to it? Why was Alex Murdaugh (allegedly) stealing it in the first place?
Does it have anything to do with the murders?
To understand Alex Murdaugh’s ties to drug trafficking and find answers to the money questions— we need to look at a man who was a good friend of the family. A man named Barrett T. Boulware.
In this episode, you’ll hear about the Mur...
You asked, we answered.
Our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram submitted hundreds of questions about the case in the last week.
A lot of you asked questions about the Murdaugh’s family history – who Maggie was... Who buster is... What was in Paul’s criminal past? What was in Alex’s criminal past?
How did these people with so much wealth, power and privilege become the family in the center of a snowballing crime ring?
After Friday’s indictments, Alex Murdaugh now stands accused of stealing at least $8.4 million and faces 74 charges.
If the latest indictments told us anything, it’s that Alex did not do this alone - but how many people will go down for this?
And how bad will this get?
Hakeem Pinckney was an inspiration. He spent his whole life overcoming the odds.
His hearing started deteriorating at a young age, but he never complained. In fact, he won a national championship in football when he was a senior at the SC School for the Deaf and Blind.
But when he was 19, he was in a horrific crash with three other family members that forever changed his life. For Hakeem, the injuries would leave him a quadriplegic...
For the fourth time in five months, Alex Murdaugh appeared before a judge for a bond hearing on Monday, January 10, 2022. In this episode, Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell will unpack every detail of the intense hearing.
You’ll hear Alex’s attorney Dick Harpootlian dismiss the victims as “the same ole song.” You...
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