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 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: Fitsnews.com or Twitter.com/mandymatney Support Our Mission: murdaughmurderspodcast.com/support-the-show Support the Reporting: fitsnews.com/fitsnews-subscription-options
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 discusse...
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 and FITSNews teams have 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.
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 FITSnews 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...
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.
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.
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