A Lawyer Hired A Man To Kill Him So His Son Could Get An Insurance Payout, Police Say

A Lawyer Hired A Man To Kill Him So His Son Could Get An Insurance Payout, Police Say

A Lawyer Hired A Man To Kill Him So His Son Could Get An Insurance Payout, Police Say COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago, tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his son would get a $10 million life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said Tuesday. The shooter, Curtis Edward Smith, was charged with assisted suicide, insurance fraud and several other counts in the Sept. 4 shooting of Alex Murdaugh on a lonely highway in Hampton County, the State Law Enforcement Division said in a statement. Murdaugh was not charged Tuesday night, but agents said more charges were expected. Murdaugh gave Smith the gun …
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