Mother, son of outstanding south carolina circle of relatives discovered shot dead; grandfather dies days later

Paul murdaugh, observed dead together with his mother ultimate week in an obvious double murder, was watching for trial tied to the 2019 death


A mother and son from a outstanding south carolina own family had been located useless in an apparent double homicide remaining week, and days later a man who turned into the son's grandfather and mom's father-in-law also died.

Police said they discovered paul murdaugh, 22, and his mother, margaret “maggie” murdaugh, 52, shot useless monday on the own family’s domestic in rural islandton, south carolina, about 65 miles west of charleston.

Paul murdaugh and his mom, margaret "maggie" murdaugh.Thru facebook

Three days later, the dying of prosecutor randolph murdaugh iii, 81, became announced by means of his law company. A purpose of death has now not been launched.

Paul murdaugh had been slated to go to trial for three felonies associated with the 2019 loss of life of mallory seaside, 19, in a boating coincidence. Government allege he turned into riding a boat intoxicated when he crashed, sending seashore overboard. Her frame became determined every week later.

Few information were released concerning paul and maggie murdaugh's deaths, which are being investigated with the aid of the south carolina law enforcement department and authorities in colleton county.

Deputies answered to the scene monday after receiving a call that two humans have been observed dead, in keeping with nbc charleston associate wcbd. Sou rces inform the associate it does not appear to be a murder-suicide.

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Seaside's family stated they're praying for the murdaughs.

"having suffered the devastating lack of their personal daughter, the family prays that the murdaughs can find a few degree of peace from this tragic loss," a own family lawyer advised wcbd. "they would love the circle of relatives and the network to understand that their mind and persisted prayers are with the murdaughs."

Randolph murdaugh iii became a former 14th circuit solicitor, and the own family become regarded throughout the lowcountry. His father and grandfather also held the process as prosecutor for allendale, beaufort, colleton, hampton and jasper counties.

His son, alex murdaugh, father of paul and widower to maggie, is likewise a legal professional in the place.