At a time when the events that are investigated in Netflix’s upcoming true crime documentary, The Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal, are still the subject of active legal proceedings, the streaming service is getting ready to premiere the film.
This shocking documentary series is broken up into three episodes, and it tells the story of the nearly ten years of scandal that have plagued a prominent American law family.
This week, the documentary that centers on a member of the family will make its debut on Netflix, and during that time, that member of the family will continue to testify in court.
This series recounts a convoluted web of corruption that came to the attention of the public in 2014, and it features not only the victims of the family’s crimes but also their relatives.
2019 was the year that everything came to a head for the Murdaughs when a young woman lost her life in an accident that was caused by alcohol. Unfortunately, more deaths were to occur in the future.
The sinking of the boat in 2019 serves as the opening scene of the documentary. It is believed that Paul Murdaugh, Alex Murdaugh’s son, was behind the wheel of the boat when it collided with a bridge in Beaufort, which resulted in the death of Mallory, who was a passenger in the vessel. Someone asserts that he was drunk at the time of the incident.
In the end, Paul was looking at a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison if he was found guilty of all three felony counts of operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
When he was found dead, he had just pleaded guilty and was waiting to be sentenced when he was brutally killed.
Richard ‘Alex’ Murdaugh, Paul’s biological father, is being investigated for the double homicide of his son and Maggie, Paul’s mother. In the year 2019, the Murdaugh family hunting lodge was the location where the bodies of Paul and Maggie were discovered. Both victims had been killed by a gunshot.
Morgan and Paul ended their relationship after the accident; however, she appears in the documentary and claims that in the months leading up to the accident, Paul routinely drank too much and sometimes became violent; consequently, all charges against him were dropped as a formality.
In a courthouse in Walterboro, South Carolina, Alex, Paul’s father, is currently standing trial for the murders of his son and daughter-in-law. The trial is being held for the murders.
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