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Alex Murdaugh biography: 13 things about South Carolina lawyer, Maggie Murdaugh’s husband

Richard Alexander Murdaugh is a resident of California, United States. He is a descendant of a prominent family of lawyers.

Murdaugh’s nickname is Alex. Here are 13 more things about him:

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  1. He was born and raised in Hampton County, South Carolina. (a)
  2. He has a brother named Randy Murdaugh. (b)
  3. On August 14, 1993, he and Maggie Murdaugh got married. He is one year older than her. (b)(c)
  4. In 1999, Maggie gave birth to their son Paul Murdaugh. (b)
  5. As a lawyer, he represents injured persons in all areas of personal injury law, including trucking cases, products liability and wrongful death. He serves as a part-time prosecutor for the 14th Judicial Circuit, which was ran by his father, grandfather and great-grandfather for almost a century. (a)(b)
  6. In 1986, he graduated from Hampton High School. (a)
  7. In 1990, he earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina. (a)
  8. In May 1994, he earned his Juris doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law. (a)
  9. In November 1994, he was admitted to the South Carolina Bar. (a)
  10. He was the owner of the 17-foot, Sea Hunt center-console boat that crashed in Beaufort County, South Carolina on February 24, 2019 that led to the death of Mallory Beach, 19, of Hampton County. His son Paul was allegedly one of six intoxicated underaged people on board the boat. (d)
  11. On June 7, 2021, his wife Maggie and their son Paul were found fatally shot at their estate in Colleton County, South Carolina. On August 6, 2021, the paperwork dropping all charges against Paul related to Beach’s death was filed due to the defendant’s death. (b)(d)
  12. On September 4, 2021, he was on his way to Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina when he had car trouble. When he stopped on Salkehatchie Road in Yemassee, South Carolina, a truck passed him, turned around and came back and someone in the truck shot him in the head. (b)
  13. He was 53 years old when he was shot in the head on September 4, 2021. He is recovering in the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, according to his lawyer Jim Griffin(b)

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