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19 yr old son and wife of shady South Carolina lawyer found executed

This is crazy brothers. Dudes family has massive law fi...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
joos or wasps?
aquamarine titillating church famous landscape painting
  06/08/21
Wasps for sure.
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
what's ur theory
Translucent Yarmulke Factory Reset Button
  06/08/21
Without knowing anything about the case other than the OP it...
naked base lettuce
  06/08/21
Obviously this is the working theory since it was fairly cer...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
cr, or anybody else on the boat when the kid DWI rammed it (...
Azure chapel ceo
  06/09/21
so revenge for death of a smokeshow?
Internet-worthy hairraiser corner quadroon
  06/08/21
Could be. Can’t believe anyone would try that tho. H...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
and you replied “a herro sir, my a family from a sawt ...
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  06/08/21
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cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
maybe the family of the ex that was killed? crazy southern u...
Internet-worthy hairraiser corner quadroon
  06/08/21
I looked at the pic of the ex and even I was ready to kill t...
burgundy blood rage
  06/08/21
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mauve house-broken point macaca
  06/08/21
she's pretty average imo
violent twinkling piazza
  06/08/21
(USC undergrad)
burgundy blood rage
  06/08/21
you lose a child you "try" anything
splenetic tank french chef
  06/11/21
son killed this piece of ass and we are supposed to feel bad...
burgundy blood rage
  06/08/21
jfc, women will hook up with literally any guy to obtain wea...
sooty tantric center legend
  06/08/21
The smokeshow was dating his friend, not him.
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  06/08/21
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
what's your involvement?
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
Suspects? Original theory was murder suicide, but that was s...
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
(John Grisham)
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dead orchestra pit idiot
  06/09/21
how many lawyers on the case?
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  06/08/21
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
Wrongful death suit seemed like a set up given the lawyer th...
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  06/08/21
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
No worries bro. I don’t know anyone or anything
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
OK, me neither.
pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
post pics of Mallory’s parents common last name mak...
burgundy blood rage
  06/08/21
insane story. keep us updated pls
ruddy hospital
  06/08/21
will there be more blood?
hyperventilating mexican hell
  06/08/21
Murdaugh phenotype very pudgy and soft.. there will not be b...
burgundy blood rage
  06/08/21
wtf dis boi poast
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  06/08/21
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Snowy chest-beating son of senegal
  06/08/21
Probably killed by Blacks
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  06/08/21
Nope
pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
Extremely unlikely
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
u should probably kill urself
dead orchestra pit idiot
  06/09/21
SIM glitches are out of control.
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  06/08/21
More than 1,770 acres of property are under Margaret B. Murd...
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  06/08/21
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/08/21
These dudes have made a LOT of money. They used to file Fi...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
one | weird | trick
sooty tantric center legend
  06/08/21
This article from Forbes from 2002 covers some of it: htt...
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  06/09/21
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/09/21
That one weird trick now runs afoul of prevailing personal j...
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  06/09/21
amazing
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what happened with that south carolina doctor who supposedly...
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Thirsty umber stag film
  06/08/21
He died.
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  06/09/21
Doc refused to write prescription for opioids and he went cr...
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  06/08/21
This is incredibly based People in this country need to s...
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  06/08/21
Agreed
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It is technically near-impossible with the amount of surveil...
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  06/08/21
And yet tons of shootings go unsolved in NYC annually
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  06/08/21
Not in MFH, not with white victims.
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Cr
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  06/11/21
True Detective season 4, is that you?
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Thanks have spent the last hour looking at these people on f...
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  06/08/21
If you want the whole story, check out fitsnews.com. It&rsqu...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/08/21
At least one poster here is creating enough problems that he...
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So what's the theory here? Someone close to the 22 year old ...
Cerebral Fighting Box Office
  06/08/21
where was Mel Gibson during all of this?
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  06/08/21
Sounds like an oligarch found an excuse to dispose off his a...
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  06/08/21
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  06/08/21
Muscatine wine sounds like a faggot. He either reveal what h...
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  06/08/21
There’s nothing to know other than what’s been p...
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  06/08/21
glow nigger alert
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  06/08/21
The wage of sin is death.
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  06/08/21
If that was my daughter or if I was the guy that was Scottyd...
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lot of fault on the male friends imo. They should've stepped...
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  06/08/21
This is the positive externality of Chad privilege in the mo...
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  06/09/21
Wtf did Muscadine poast?
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  06/08/21
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Cerebral Fighting Box Office
  06/08/21
Flame? Muscadine is a Citadel bro.
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  06/08/21
fair point
Cerebral Fighting Box Office
  06/08/21
Exodus
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  06/08/21
Ah, of course “The cloths of service, to do service...
silver station useless brakes
  06/08/21
nvm I'm thinking of 33:19
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  06/08/21
Numbers****
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pearly parlor internal respiration
  06/09/21
News reports say evidence is they were both killed “ex...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/09/21
It says in the story he was killed by a shotgun and she was ...
arrogant startled brunch
  06/09/21
hardcore
burgundy blood rage
  06/09/21
They probably made him watch as they killed his mom, and the...
dead orchestra pit idiot
  06/09/21
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lime stage
  06/09/21
lol. somebody tell these Boomer south carolina faggots to co...
sooty tantric center legend
  06/08/21
this is a crazy story. ty for sharing with the board
Azure chapel ceo
  06/09/21
Based, this should happen to all lawyers
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  06/09/21
180 that faggot got what he deserved.
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  06/09/21
He’s now a person of interest in the investigation and...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/09/21
Lol didnt I say this from the start. Only faggot lawyers wou...
glittery mother
  06/11/21
Usually it’s the dad. Could be revenge movie plot shit...
splenetic tank french chef
  06/11/21
This is unrelated to boat crash
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  06/09/21
?
Stubborn irradiated bawdyhouse
  06/09/21
pics of the smokeshow?
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  06/09/21
https://www.fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/mallory2...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/09/21
180 tits, if real
sooty tantric center legend
  06/09/21
https://www.fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/malloryb...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/09/21
Great body but kind of a plain face.
Stubborn irradiated bawdyhouse
  06/09/21
no. the op's writing is extremely annoying, but the smokesho...
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  06/09/21
She’s hot and I’d love to see her ass if anyone ...
Stubborn irradiated bawdyhouse
  06/09/21
I dunno man https://media.counton2.com/nxs-wcbdtv-media-u...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/09/21
This is the definition of a "butterface"
lime stage
  06/10/21
https://www.fitsnews.com/2021/06/10/murdaugh-murders-unanswe...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/10/21
thought this shit was over with back in the 90s at the lates...
burgundy blood rage
  06/10/21
According to the comments section on some of these stories, ...
Vivacious parlour depressive
  06/10/21
Also, the lawyers dad died today https://www.google.com/...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/11/21
hope they all fucking die
sooty tantric center legend
  06/11/21
Family of first kid are definitely accusing him of it htt...
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  06/11/21
UPDATE
Razzle-dazzle meetinghouse
  06/11/21
That was the granddad of the kid who got killed. Was 81 yea...
cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary
  06/11/21
Sound like The Joker told him
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  06/11/21
Published 11 mins ago on June 11, 2021 By FITSNews Earlier ...
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  06/11/21


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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:22 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

This is crazy brothers.

Dudes family has massive law firm that basically runs Hampton county SC. They literally served as plaintiffs attorneys and part time prosecutors at the same time. They did a bunch of other shady stuff like buy firm of judge that ran Hampton county court, among other things. For years, they used all of this to force higher settlements from defendants in injury cases since county only has like 20k people.

Their power is to the point that they basically have inside relationships with judges at every level going up to the sc Supreme Court. Every lawyer in sc is scared of them to some degree.

Paul murdaugh, one of the children of one of the partners was alleged to be DWI and killed his smokeshow ex gf in a boating accident. DNR responds, don’t do breath test or other sobriety tests. Turns out kids dads firm had represented DNR guys mom in a lawsuit. He’s got pending charges of felony dwi, but hasn’t even had to spend one night in jail. Dead girls attorney that is suing the family is literally best friends with his dads law firm and they share cases all the time.

Paul and his mom were found at the family plantation executed..

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/paul-murdaugh-mother-found-shot-to-death-outside-their-colleton-co-home/ar-AAKPOhU



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594663)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:30 PM
Author: aquamarine titillating church famous landscape painting

joos or wasps?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594733)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:52 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Wasps for sure.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594896)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:25 PM
Author: Translucent Yarmulke Factory Reset Button

what's ur theory

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594691)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:32 PM
Author: naked base lettuce

Without knowing anything about the case other than the OP it sounds like a family member of the ex GF correctly had no faith in the justice system at all, knew the son would get off with a slap on the wrist, and decided to take matters into his own hands

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594758)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:55 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Obviously this is the working theory since it was fairly certain he was going to get off. 2/3 judges in the circuit recused themselves from hearing the kids case because of conflict (but never recused themselves from hearing cases argued by kids dad oddly enough), but it was clear that he was going to walk based on other rulings. For example, the prosecutor couldn’t even get the judge to require the kid to use a breath ignition switch to require him to start his car when he went back to college for the fall semester after his gf died due to his alleged dwi

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594918)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 11:20 AM
Author: Azure chapel ceo

cr, or anybody else on the boat when the kid DWI rammed it (said many people were injured). That's my guess

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42598336)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:26 PM
Author: Internet-worthy hairraiser corner quadroon

so revenge for death of a smokeshow?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594697)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:31 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Could be. Can’t believe anyone would try that tho. His dads like boss hog from the dukes of hazard.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594747)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:33 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

and you replied “a herro sir, my a family from a sawt callolina”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594762)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:35 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594778)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:37 PM
Author: Internet-worthy hairraiser corner quadroon

maybe the family of the ex that was killed? crazy southern uncle out loose with a shotgun

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594808)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:39 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

I looked at the pic of the ex and even I was ready to kill that ginger shithead son and his mom

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594818)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:44 PM
Author: mauve house-broken point macaca



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594855)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:54 PM
Author: violent twinkling piazza

she's pretty average imo

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42595235)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 7:03 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

(USC undergrad)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42595270)



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Date: June 11th, 2021 12:41 AM
Author: splenetic tank french chef

you lose a child you "try" anything

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42608597)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:27 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

son killed this piece of ass and we are supposed to feel bad about him and his mom?

https://images.app.goo.gl/FPau7B5z7fRvGmG9A

Let’s check her dad’s phenotype and I’m thinking case closed, but no jury will convict

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594702)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:25 PM
Author: sooty tantric center legend

jfc, women will hook up with literally any guy to obtain wealth and social status. the fact that this smoke show even acknowledged this weird lil faggot's existence is an affront to evolution

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596601)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:37 PM
Author: Vivacious parlour depressive

The smokeshow was dating his friend, not him.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596665)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:27 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594706)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:28 PM
Author: ungodly sex offender half-breed

what's your involvement?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594712)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:28 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594716)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:28 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Suspects? Original theory was murder suicide, but that was shot down pretty quickly

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594715)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:30 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594738)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:31 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

(John Grisham)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594754)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 9:25 AM
Author: lime stage



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597797)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 9:39 AM
Author: dead orchestra pit idiot



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597834)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:28 PM
Author: Internet-worthy hairraiser corner quadroon

how many lawyers on the case?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594717)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:31 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594745)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:32 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Wrongful death suit seemed like a set up given the lawyer they hired

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594756)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:34 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594769)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:35 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594776)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:36 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

No worries bro. I don’t know anyone or anything

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594783)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:37 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration

OK, me neither.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594805)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:29 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

post pics of Mallory’s parents

common last name making it hard to Google searc

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594731)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:32 PM
Author: ruddy hospital

insane story. keep us updated pls

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594759)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:36 PM
Author: hyperventilating mexican hell

will there be more blood?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594789)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:38 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

Murdaugh phenotype very pudgy and soft.. there will not be blood

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594810)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:14 PM
Author: Well-lubricated Laughsome Mad Cow Disease Cuck

wtf dis boi poast

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596505)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:29 PM
Author: Snowy chest-beating son of senegal



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594722)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:30 PM
Author: Thirsty umber stag film

Probably killed by Blacks

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594735)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:31 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration

Nope

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594749)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:00 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Extremely unlikely

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594944)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 9:42 AM
Author: dead orchestra pit idiot

u should probably kill urself

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597843)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:30 PM
Author: cowardly jade becky market

SIM glitches are out of control.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594740)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:31 PM
Author: vibrant citrine property sneaky criminal

More than 1,770 acres of property are under Margaret B. Murdaugh's name, according to Colleton County property records. The land spans both counties, with about 870 acres in Hampton and just less than 900 acres in Colleton. A 174-acre parcel on the Colleton side has two buildings, one one-story single family home and one two-story single family home.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594743)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:33 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594761)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:34 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

These dudes have made a LOT of money. They used to file Firestone cases from all over the country in Hampton county due to a venue quirk in South Carolina law

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594768)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:26 PM
Author: sooty tantric center legend

one | weird | trick

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596607)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 7:48 AM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

This article from Forbes from 2002 covers some of it:

https://www.forbes.com/forbes/2002/0610/074.html?sh=6aa88e706575

Folks in Hampton County, S.C. (pop. 21,000) say trial lawyer Johnny E. Parker is about the nicest guy you would want to know. The son of a music teacher and a motel owner in Hampton, he knows just about everyone. He and his wife, Peggy, volunteer a lot and recently donated 10 acres to the town of Hampton to build a nature trail. “Johnny’s a fine person,” says Don C. DeLoach, mayor of Varnville, a Hampton County town of 2,000 people.

That reputation helps Parker attract clients–and he’s got lots of them. Parker, 55, has deftly exploited a state law that has turned him and his small, poor county into a litigation machine. The law permits personal injury plaintiffs who are South Carolina residents to file a suit in any county in which an out-of-state company owns property and conducts business–regardless of where an accident took place. Example: Last August a woman rolled her GMC Safari van and suffered head injuries. She brought on Parker and filed a suit against Michigan-based General Motors and Ohio-based Cooper Tire & Rubber in Hampton County, 90 miles from where she lived and 350 miles from the Tennessee town where the accident took place. The legal nexus: Products made by GM and Cooper Tire are sold in Hampton.

Most states don’t allow this kind of forum shopping; plaintiffs must file cases in the county where an incident occurred or where the defendant has his or its principal place of business. But Hampton is not unique; a handful of other counties across the country have turned into lawsuit factories that export their justice across the country (see chart). The victims are faceless, faraway corporations.

Last year 610 civil suits were filed in Hampton, more than twice the number filed in similarly sized South Carolina counties. Much of this is due to Parker, a well-regarded lawyer who gets lots of referrals. Of the 100 jury cases currently on the Hampton County roster, 71 were filed by his firm. At least 31 involve distant defendants like Pharmacia subsidiary Monsanto, Ford Motor and Sears, Roebuck.

One frequent defendant: Richmond, Va.-based CSX, a rail company whose tracks run through Hampton. The trains sometimes make stops there to load or unload freight–a transaction of business, as the law has been interpreted. As a result, in the last ten years Parker’s firm has filed four dozen personal injury cases against CSX and since 1995 CSX has paid $18.8 million in verdicts and settlements. There are now 17 cases pending against CSX in Hampton (out of 48 statewide), but only 2 involve incidents that occurred there.

It’s just plain folks in Hampton County. State Circuit Court Judge Rodney A. Peeples smokes in the courtroom and calls lawyers by their first names. After hearing arguments in May over a $13 million dispute, Peeples handed out fresh-picked strawberries to the lawyers and then joined them across the street for a seafood lunch. Afterward the judge shook Parker’s hand and blew a kiss to defense lawyer Celeste Tiller Jones.

In Parker plaintiffs are getting a lawyer with close ties to the legal establishment. His firm, Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick, was founded in 1910 by Randolph Murdaugh, who represented railroads and other businesses in his private practice while serving as state prosecutor. Today, a portrait of Murdaugh’s son, “Buster,” who also had dual practices, hangs on the wall behind the judge’s bench in the Hampton County Courthouse.

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Parker, a soft-spoken man with close-cropped hair, started working at the firm in 1971 and now runs it, overseeing ten lawyers in three towns–that’s nearly half the lawyers in the whole county–including two members of the Murdaugh family. After the state legislature elected Perry M. Buckner to a state judgeship in 2000, Parker’s firm bought Buckner’s firm, building and all, for an undisclosed amount. In January Parker hired Gerald C. Smoak Sr., who had served for ten years (until last year) as a state judge and had presided over several of Parker’s cases.

Does any of this give Parker an edge in the courtroom? Perish the thought. As Parker says, defense lawyers can always request a change in venue or ask that the judge recuse himself. “We don’t live in a world where people don’t have relationships,” he says.

But Parker’s strong roots to the community, plus jurors’ propensity there for giving out handsome awards, make outsider defendants skittish about going to trial. Parker was one of the plaintiff lawyers involved in a mid-1990s medical malpractice case in Judge Smoak’s courtroom, in which a jury awarded $14 million–13 times the national average–for an incident 70 miles away on Hilton Head Island. James D. Rhodes, a CSX claims investigator, recalls one 1999 case in which a Hampton jury awarded $1 million to a CSX employee who injured his back in Charleston. Rhodes says that’s probably three times the amount the plaintiff would have received in a different county. “I would say it’s an uphill battle for most defense lawyers there,” says James E. Lady, a Charleston lawyer who has represented CSX and other companies there.

That’s why settling is usually the best solution. A few years ago a train employee in Lawrenceville, Ga. filed a personal injury suit against CSX and SMI Steel asserting that a wooden beam fell out of a rail car and hit him in the head. CSX settled quickly for $400,000. SMI did likewise. “Our attorneys said, ‘Look, you’re either going to settle this, or you’re going to get a judgment against you that’s a whole lot bigger,’” recalls Avery Hilton, president of SMI Steel-South Carolina.

SMI has since joined forces with CSX, Duke Power, Alcoa, Chevron Phillips and others to lobby for a change in the law that would end forum shopping. But their most recent attempt at legislation, in May, was thwarted after last-minute lobbying by Parker and Smoak.

This might be just an amusing tale of small-town justice, except the losers are the residents of Hampton County. This is the tenth poorest of South Carolina’s 46 counties, with a median household income of $26,300 (the U.S. average: $39,000). Unemployment in Hampton is 7.8%, compared with 6% statewide. The specter of litigation has scared off employers. Two years ago Wal-Mart drew up plans to build a store in Hampton. A lawyer in Columbia warned Wal-Mart that siting a store there would put the entire South Carolina operation at risk for Parker’s lawsuits. Wal-Mart never built.

Residents aren’t happy about the economy, but they don’t seem ready to blame Parker, who disputes the notion that companies avoid Hampton because of him and his lawsuits. “That is a propaganda tool,” he says. He claims if anyone can find such a company he will promise not to sue it if it moves to Hampton–and represent the company free of charge.

And who can say Parker and his family don’t give back to the community? Later this year the county will hold a referendum on a penny sales tax. Of the proceeds, $2 million would be used to renovate the lovely, but deteriorating, 124-year-old county courthouse. Parker’s wife, a county council member, has volunteered to help oversee the $3 million project. The Parkers have agreed to chip in the extra $1 million required for the restoration.

Of course, that seems only fair. Parker is getting the most use out of it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597536)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 8:51 AM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597683)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 7:47 PM
Author: self-absorbed azn people who are hurt

That one weird trick now runs afoul of prevailing personal jurisdiction law.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42601042)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 10:15 PM
Author: Azure chapel ceo

amazing

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42601888)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 11:16 PM
Author: silver station useless brakes



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42602265)



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Date: June 11th, 2021 12:23 AM
Author: ruddy hospital



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42608517)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:33 PM
Author: Soggy pocket flask

what happened with that south carolina doctor who supposedly got massacred along with his entire family by a 'crazy' ex-NFL player? what was the REAL story behind the obvious cover-story?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594764)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:36 PM
Author: Thirsty umber stag film



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594791)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:38 PM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration

He died.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594809)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 9:25 AM
Author: lime stage



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597798)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:44 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Doc refused to write prescription for opioids and he went crazy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594851)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:50 PM
Author: effete twisted corn cake

This is incredibly based

People in this country need to start doing this and they need to understand that they HAVE to start doing this - they no longer have a choice. In a fundamentally corrupt society, there is no "justice" other than the "justice" you make yourself

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594886)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:53 PM
Author: naked base lettuce

Agreed

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594907)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 10:55 PM
Author: Blathering whorehouse



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596405)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:04 PM
Author: cowardly jade becky market

It is technically near-impossible with the amount of surveillance going on. NYC is at Death Wish level, but Charles Bronson would be arrested within hours.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596460)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:10 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

And yet tons of shootings go unsolved in NYC annually

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596490)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 8:15 AM
Author: arrogant startled brunch

Not in MFH, not with white victims.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597595)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:14 PM
Author: Razzmatazz milk



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596506)



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Date: June 11th, 2021 10:58 PM
Author: Olive National Cuckoldry

Cr

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42613902)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 5:56 PM
Author: silver station useless brakes

True Detective season 4, is that you?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594922)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:04 PM
Author: dashing casino

Thanks have spent the last hour looking at these people on facebook.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594973)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:07 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

If you want the whole story, check out fitsnews.com. It’s the only site that would even try to touch these guys. As an aside, it’s run by some guy who claimed he had an affair w Nikki Haley

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594984)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:05 PM
Author: grizzly boiling water feces

At least one poster here is creating enough problems that he should be concerned about this type of thing

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42594976)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:21 PM
Author: Cerebral Fighting Box Office

So what's the theory here? Someone close to the 22 year old victim killed this kid and his mom for payback?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42595058)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:38 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

where was Mel Gibson during all of this?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42595155)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:23 PM
Author: glittery mother

Sounds like an oligarch found an excuse to dispose off his aging wife and useless son. Strange that faggots on here blank their posts, like they know the guy.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42595075)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:40 PM
Author: cowardly jade becky market

https://www.cnet.com/news/kelloggs-robot-vending-machine-lets-you-mix-your-favorite-cereals/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42595170)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 6:41 PM
Author: glittery mother

Muscatine wine sounds like a faggot. He either reveal what he knows or admits to sucking cock for a living

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42595176)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 9:37 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

There’s nothing to know other than what’s been posted

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596008)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 10:10 PM
Author: Kink-friendly free-loading pit

glow nigger alert

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596142)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 10:51 PM
Author: cowardly jade becky market



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596386)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 10:15 PM
Author: navy passionate university really tough guy

The wage of sin is death.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596172)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:06 PM
Author: Overrated Erotic Lay

If that was my daughter or if I was the guy that was Scottydoesntknowing that ginger dork I would have beaten them both to death with a claw hammer first and then shot them with a shotgun afterward purely for extra gore when the shithead dad found the bodies.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596464)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:37 PM
Author: Nighttime light state masturbator

lot of fault on the male friends imo. They should've stepped up way earlier

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596660)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 9:48 AM
Author: Overrated Erotic Lay

This is the positive externality of Chad privilege in the modern hypergamied world. Whichever Chad she fucked on the side didnt dick her down well enough to make her realize that this ginger dork was not worth her time regardless of how much money his dad has. Chad’s cock must’ve been a mere 20-30x larger.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597863)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:27 PM
Author: Vivacious parlour depressive

Wtf did Muscadine poast?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596611)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:30 PM
Author: sooty tantric center legend



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596624)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:30 PM
Author: Cerebral Fighting Box Office



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596625)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:36 PM
Author: Vivacious parlour depressive

Flame? Muscadine is a Citadel bro.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596659)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:37 PM
Author: cowardly jade becky market



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596662)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:39 PM
Author: Cerebral Fighting Box Office

fair point

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596683)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:46 PM
Author: Nighttime light state masturbator

Exodus

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596729)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:54 PM
Author: silver station useless brakes

Ah, of course

“The cloths of service, to do service in the holy place, the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest's office.”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596762)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:56 PM
Author: Nighttime light state masturbator

nvm I'm thinking of 33:19

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596780)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:57 PM
Author: Nighttime light state masturbator

Numbers****



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596787)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 1:39 PM
Author: cowardly jade becky market



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42599034)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 7:44 AM
Author: pearly parlor internal respiration



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597532)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 8:16 AM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

News reports say evidence is they were both killed “execution” style and was not a murder suicide as wel.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597596)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 8:17 AM
Author: arrogant startled brunch

It says in the story he was killed by a shotgun and she was shot by an assault rifle.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597600)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 8:56 AM
Author: burgundy blood rage

hardcore

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597701)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 9:48 AM
Author: dead orchestra pit idiot

They probably made him watch as they killed his mom, and then blew his chest open with the shotty

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42597864)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 10:31 AM
Author: lime stage



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42598064)



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Date: June 8th, 2021 11:29 PM
Author: sooty tantric center legend

lol. somebody tell these Boomer south carolina faggots to come up here to New Rochelle, mess around and see what happens

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42596622)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 11:25 AM
Author: Azure chapel ceo

this is a crazy story. ty for sharing with the board

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42598368)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 2:37 PM
Author: arousing toaster resort

Based, this should happen to all lawyers

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42599337)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 4:19 PM
Author: bearded patrolman

180 that faggot got what he deserved.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42599892)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 4:23 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

He’s now a person of interest in the investigation and there may have been crime scene manipulation

https://www.fitsnews.com/2021/06/09/law-enforcement-sources-alex-murdaugh-person-of-interest-in-south-carolina-double-homicide-investigation/

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42599919)



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Date: June 11th, 2021 12:39 AM
Author: glittery mother

Lol didnt I say this from the start. Only faggot lawyers would think its believable that someone would kill his aging wife and son to get back at him. Obvious he just wanted a younger wife. Typical sociopath lawyer.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42608587)



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Date: June 11th, 2021 12:57 AM
Author: splenetic tank french chef

Usually it’s the dad. Could be revenge movie plot shit though. I do know that older son should be in a motel in Texas by now.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42608645)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 4:25 PM
Author: Drunken Antidepressant Drug

This is unrelated to boat crash

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42599939)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 10:30 PM
Author: Stubborn irradiated bawdyhouse

?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42601982)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 4:26 PM
Author: Razzle Theatre

pics of the smokeshow?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42599943)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 4:31 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

https://www.fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/mallory2.jpg



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42599971)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 7:36 PM
Author: sooty tantric center legend

180 tits, if real

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42600993)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 7:11 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

https://www.fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/mallorybeach-768x458.png

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42600808)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 7:21 PM
Author: Stubborn irradiated bawdyhouse

Great body but kind of a plain face.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42600879)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 11:12 PM
Author: Slap-happy submissive goal in life hairy legs

no. the op's writing is extremely annoying, but the smokeshow delivered. haf.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42602243)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 11:14 PM
Author: Stubborn irradiated bawdyhouse

She’s hot and I’d love to see her ass if anyone finds pics but her face is kind of wide and flat. It’s not awful, just plain and a little off.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42602253)



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Date: June 9th, 2021 11:30 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

I dunno man

https://media.counton2.com/nxs-wcbdtv-media-us-east-1/photo/2019/04/03/Mallory_Beach_death_investigation_9_80482167_ver1.0_1280_720.jpg

https://www.fitsnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/mallory-1-560x600.jpg

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/CbkG6WCAfN8/maxresdefault.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1074182639454203&set=p.1074182639454203&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1055394494666351&set=p.1055394494666351&type=3



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42602321)



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Date: June 10th, 2021 1:07 AM
Author: lime stage

This is the definition of a "butterface"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=4852699&forum_id=2#42602774)



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Date: June 10th, 2021 9:33 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

https://www.fitsnews.com/2021/06/10/murdaugh-murders-unanswered-questions-about-multiple-suspicious-deaths-connected-to-family/

Turns out this family could have been involved in multiple deaths:

Stephen Smith’s Death In 2015

Officials still don’t know who or what killed 19-year-old Stephen Smith six years ago — but his death has been widely associated with the Murdaugh family.

Like the probe of the 2019 boat crash, the 2015 investigation into Smith’s death was chaotic from the beginning — clouded by jurisdictional confusion and suspicions of investigative interference.

Smith was found dead just before 4:00 a.m. EDT on July 8, 2015 in the middle of Sandy Run Road in Hampton County, South Carolina.

Crime scene photos obtained by FITSNews are horrific — Stephen’s entire face was covered in blood that cascaded from a 7.25-inch gaping hole on the right side of his forehead. His head was misshapen by blunt force

Stephen’s massive head wound — along with the lack of other significant injuries on his body — stumped investigators on scene. His right shoulder was partially dislocated. Cuts and bruises dotted his right hand. His shoes were still on and clothes appeared untouched.

Officials couldn’t nail down a cause or manner of death. At first, they thought it was a hit and run. Then, the coroner ruled the death a shooting homicide — forcing investigators to search the rural road carved between a tree line and a corn field.

In their search, investigators from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, the Hampton County sheriff’s office, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) found virtually no evidence — no bullets, no gunshot residue, no tire marks, no pieces left from a vehicle. Nothing.

Hours later, a MUSC pathologist ruled that Stephen was killed in a hit-and-run accident – a decision that was met with confusion and skepticism by both investigators and those who knew Stephen. Investigators theorized that the mirror of a semi-truck hit Stephen’s head.

“Stephen was not stupid,” Stephen’s friend told FITSNews. “There is no way that would happen to him. He would not let a car, let alone a truck, get close enough to hit him. That did not happen to my friend. He doesn’t deserve that. He doesn’t deserve people to think that.”

Stephen was beloved. He was an openly gay young man in the small town of Hampton, South Carolina, which wasn’t easy, but he made the best of it, his friends told FITSNews. He was bright and determined to make a better life for himself. He was in school for nursing at the time of his death.

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This decision to rule his death a hit-and-run appeared to skew the investigation by SCHP’s Multi-disciplinary Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) – who typically investigate accidents, not murders.

The Murdaugh name was mentioned over 40 times throughout the course of the investigation – which went cold less than a year after Smith was killed. According to SCHP documents, detectives were pursuing Paul Murdaugh and his brother Buster Murdaugh as possible persons of interest in the case.

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To be fair, police appeared to be pursuing other persons of interest as well and never named anyone as a suspect.

According to the investigation file, Buster was rumored to have been linked to Stephen — intimately — but detectives never proved this connection. It’s also unclear if the MAIT team ever examined Stephen’s phone, which was tossed between agencies before it was finally unlocked by the FBI several years after his death.

After interviewing several sources who knew the Murdaugh brothers, SCHP detective Todd Proctor made some significant assessments of the family. FITSNews obtained all audio from the investigation file.

“I think it’s a situation when you grow up and your family is kinda high-profile and you get away with some things because of your family name,” Proctor said in 2015. “You become invincible in a way and you get a little liquor and you think you’re untouchable.”

Keep in mind, this is years before Paul Murdaugh was charged with three felonies boat crash that killed Mallory Beach.

At another point in the investigation, Proctor appeared frustrated that local sources were hesitant and scared to speak of the Murdaughs to police.

“The Murdaughs, as big and powerful and rich as everyone thinks they are … they’re going to go on living their lives like nothing (happened),” Proctor said. “So they can play that card like they care about everyone else. No they don’t… they care about protecting themselves.”

In September 2016, Stephen’s mother — Sandy Smith — wrote a letter to lawmakers and police agencies pleading for help and claiming corruption in the investigation.

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“It has been apparent from the first week of the investigation that authorities are covering up critical evidence and we no longer know who to trust,” Smith wrote.

In the letter, she said that they were told that the Murdaugh brothers were involved in her son’s death. She also said she believed that the Murdaughs’ influence extended to all realms of the investigation and was initially tainted when it was ruled a hit-and-run incident (see below for part of Sandy Smith’s letter).

There appeared to be missing evidence in the case – such as the DNA under Stephen’s fingernails, the clothes he was wearing, and the rape kit.

“The case was mysteriously bounced from investigator to investigator without reasons or notification,” Sandy Smith wrote in the letter. “It would repeatedly get to a certain point, then the assigned investigator would bow out, perhaps not wanting to take on Solicitor Murdaugh.”

Almost six years have passed since Stephen Smith was killed, but Sandy Smith hasn’t given up hope. She still has outgoing Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) requests on the investigation. She said no one returns her calls when she tries to get updates, but she still tries anyways.

“I just want to know the following: Did my son suffer? Did he beg you for his life? Did he have the chance to fight back? How long did he live after the first blow to his head? Where did he die? Was he still alive when you placed him in the middle of the highway? Where did he take his last breath? I know he took his first January 29, 1996 at 7:05 a.m,” Sandy Smith said. “I have lost a child before and I knew all the answers, Stephen’s death is different because I don’t know anything: The Who? The Why? The Where? I forgive you for what you did to my sweet baby boy, I just want this pain in my heart to stop.”

FITSNews obtained the entire investigative file on this case and will publish a more in-depth story about Stephen Smith’s death at a later date.

If anyone reading this report has any information about this case, call SCHP at (843)-953-6010 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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Gloria Satterfield’s 2018 Death

In December 2018, just a few months before the fatal boat crash, Paul’s father Alex Murdaugh settled a separate wrongful death claim. In that case, 57-year-old Gloria Satterfield died after a “trip and fall” in Hampton county on February 26, 2018, according to a court documents (below).

The documents do not say where the woman fell – or how she knew the Murdaughs – but several sources familiar with the case have said that she was the Murdaughs’ family maid/ housekeeper.

Alex Murdaugh was the only defendant listed in the settlement. In that case, Murdaugh’s insurance provider paid $500,000 for personal liability in a wrongful death and $5,000 for medical payment from the accident, according to court documents.

Fleming’s law firm – where Alex Murdaugh previously worked – received $177,500 of the total sum from Murdaugh’s insurance company, according to the settlement.

Court documents did not specify how Alex Murdaugh was connected to Satterfield’s 2018 death.

In her obituary, it was stated that Satterfield loved Alex and Maggie Murdaugh as her own family – however multiple sources familiar with the case tell us that characterization is not accurate.

This news outlet is continuing to investigate Satterfield’s death …

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Mallory Beach’s 2019 Death

In the hours after Paul Murdaugh crashed his father’s boat near the Archer’s Creek bridge just outside of Parris Island, S.C. on February 24, 2019, there was already speculation that the investigation into the crash was being bungled and detectives on the scene had been influenced by Paul’s powerful family.

Officials at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR), the lead investigating agency in the crash, have said confusion in determining who was driving delayed the investigation from the get-go. As a result, it took prosecutors almost two months to charge Paul with three felony boating under the influence (BUI) charges in connection with the fatal crash.

Last year, FITSNews obtained documents showing that two of the responding deputies on the night of the crash had ties to the Murdaugh family’s law firm.

Adding to the speculation, the only Beaufort county sheriff’s deputy who identified Paul as the driver of the boat that crashed – Steven Domino – was later fired from his job for drug use.

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Paul Murdaugh was not administered a breathalyzer examination at the scene – a move that was highly criticized by the public.

Murdaugh – who was 19 years old at the time of the crash – was charged on April 18, 2019, which would have been Mallory Beach’s 20th birthday.

Paul pleaded not guilty to all three charges. At his hearing in July 2019, he was granted a generous bond – which was later modified to allow him to move across the state of South Carolina without an alcohol or GPS monitor.

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The Lawsuit

Before Paul’s death, there had been little-to-no movement in the criminal case against him – but a civil case (.pdf) filed by Mallory Beach’s mother had ramped up and was inching closer to trial.

Renee Beach, Mallory’s mother, is seeking damages from Parker’s Corporation – which owns the Parker’s gas station where Paul Murdaugh allegedly purchased alcohol illegally prior to the crash. Beach also seeks damages from Paul Murdaugh’s brother and father — who facilitated Murdaugh’s drinking, according to the lawsuit.

Paul Murdaugh and his mother Maggie were not named in the lawsuit, but depositions filed in the case revealed chilling details from the night of the crash.

In the final moments before impact, Murdaugh is alleged to have shoved, spit on and slapped his then-girlfriend — and refused to let anyone else have the wheel, according to multiple witnesses.

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Just moments before Mallory Beach died, she told others in the boat she was scared of Paul’s erratic driving, according to multiple depositions. Mallory yelled at Paul to stop.

“He turned and pointed at her, and I could tell he was about to say something and I told him not to make that mistake and he stared at me for a second and went to the steering wheel,” Anthony Cook, Mallory’s boyfriend, said in deposition.

Anthony Cook “begged Paul Murdaugh, who was driving the boat at the time of the incident, to please let him drive,” deputy Steven Domino — the deputy who was fired last summer — wrote in his report.

But Paul allegedly refused and accelerated the boat …

After entering Archer’s Creek, Anthony Cook sat on the bottom of the boat, clinging to his girlfriend Mallory in his lap because the boat was going too fast, depositions say.

Seconds later, the 17-foot center-console boat struck a piling at Archer’s Creek Bridge – flinging Beach and Cook into the cold, dark water.

Beach’s body was found a week later about five miles from the crash site by fishermen.

Like Stephen Smith, Mallory was described by friends as a kind soul with a bright future who was taken from her friends and family far too soon.

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What’s Next

Paul never had to stand trial for the death of Mallory Beach, but barring a settlement his brother Buster and father Alex will likely face a jury in the civil case.

While there were no proceedings scheduled in the criminal case, a hearing was set for Thursday in the civil case. That hearing was delayed due to the double homicide.

As noted, SLED is in charge of the double homicide investigation, which has been full of wild twists and shocking details.

While SLED continues its investigatory work, concerns are being raised over which agency will handle the criminal charges filed in the aftermath of the slayings, FITSNews exclusively reported today.



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Date: June 10th, 2021 11:41 PM
Author: burgundy blood rage

thought this shit was over with back in the 90s at the latest

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Date: June 10th, 2021 11:44 PM
Author: Vivacious parlour depressive

According to the comments section on some of these stories, there was also allegedly a fourth death.

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Date: June 11th, 2021 12:13 AM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Also, the lawyers dad died today

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.wistv.com/2021/06/10/another-member-prominent-sc-family-dies-days-after-homicide-daughter-in-law-grandson/%3FoutputType=amp

Tough couple of days

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Date: June 11th, 2021 12:27 AM
Author: sooty tantric center legend

hope they all fucking die

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Date: June 11th, 2021 12:20 AM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Family of first kid are definitely accusing him of it

https://twitter.com/jc3_420/status/1402343343565193218?s=21

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Date: June 11th, 2021 8:55 PM
Author: Razzle-dazzle meetinghouse
Subject: UPDATE

Prosecutor found dead 2 days later lol…

https://www.heraldsun.com/news/nation-world/national/article252054398.html

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Date: June 11th, 2021 10:28 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

That was the granddad of the kid who got killed. Was 81 years old had cancer and 2 weeks to live anyways.

Rumor is they were trying to keep the news from him, but somehow someone told him about it and he had a heart attack and died

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Date: June 11th, 2021 11:09 PM
Author: navy passionate university really tough guy

Sound like The Joker told him

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Date: June 11th, 2021 10:28 PM
Author: cobalt multi-billionaire sanctuary

Published 11 mins ago on June 11, 2021 By FITSNews

Earlier this week, I submitted what I thought would be a routine Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the office of South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson. This request sought all records related to the office’s work in connection with a February 2019 boat crash in Beaufort county which killed 19-year-old Mallory Beach.

Why did I think such a request would be routine? Because following this Monday’s shocking double homicide in Colleton county, the criminal defendant in this case is no longer alive.

As my news outlet exclusively reported on Tuesday, 22-year-old Paul Murdaugh – who was facing three felony boating under the influence (BUI) charges in connection with this fatal boat crash – was murdered on the evening of June 7, 2021 along with his mother, 52-year-old Maggie Murdaugh.

Theories abound as to what may have happened to the Murdaughs, but as of this writing agents of the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) have yet to make any arrests in connection with the crime. Similarly, they have not announced that they are seeking any individual suspect(s) – nor have they made any sustained, high-profile appeals to the public for information pertaining to the case. Oh, and they have consistently maintained from the very beginning that there is “no danger to the public.”

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Still, four days after the murders were committed there remains no definitive law enforcement narrative as to what transpired shortly after 9:00 p.m. EDT on Monday at “Moselle” – a hunting property owned by Maggie Murdaugh which straddles the line between Colleton and Hampton county in the Palmetto Lowcountry. All we know for certain is that two people lost their lives there in particularly violent fashion – and that an infinite number of possibilities is fueling rampant speculation across the Palmetto State as to their fate.

First, though, back to the aforementioned FOIA …

Given Paul Murdaugh’s death, I presumed the attorney general’s files on the boat crash investigation – which drew statewide headlines for months given the prominence of this influential family – would be made available to the public.

After all, the boat crash case is now closed – right?

Surprisingly, though, these files are not being released …

“At this point, we cannot release the information you requested because the investigation into that incident is still open,” Wilson’s spokesman Robert Kittle told me.

Wait … what?

Readers will recall that earlier this week, sources familiar with the double homicide investigation confirmed that R. Alexander “Alex” Murdaugh – Paul’s father and Maggie’s husband – was a “person of interest” in connection with the Moselle shootings.

Apparently, one of the reasons for this is that Alex Murdaugh was already on investigators’ radar …

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As I have repeatedly noted, Murdaugh is said to have provided SLED with an “ironclad” alibi for his whereabouts at the time of the killings on Monday evening. Specifically, he is said to have been paying a visit to his dying father. Also, sources close to the Murdaugh family have insisted that Alex Murdaugh is “not a suspect” in connection with the murders – and that he has been “cooperating fully” with SLED.

Nonetheless, Murdaugh was brought in for questioning by SLED agents on Thursday afternoon, multiple sources familiar with the investigation told me. An attorney close to the Murdaughs insisted this meeting was “just to tie up some loose ends” – providing an opportunity for Alex Murdaugh to provide agents with answers to a few “open-ended questions” regarding the slayings of his wife and son.

“They are closing the book on him as any sort of suspect,” an attorney close to the Murdaugh family said.

Is that accurate? We shall see …

My law enforcement and prosecutorial sources declined to discuss the nature of SLED’s conversation with Alex Murdaugh on Thursday afternoon, but they also made it abundantly clear they were not endorsing the characterization of the discussion that was advanced by the pro-Murdaugh attorney.

If anything, they hinted that I should exercise caution in accepting that view …

While Alex Murdaugh’s status in connection with the double homicide investigation remains very much up in the air, I have been able to definitively confirm that he is one of several people who is currently being looked at in connection with the ongoing investigation into the February 2019 boat crash – specifically as it relates to actions that may have been taken in the aftermath of this fatal accident.

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Specifically, there is reportedly “credible evidence” that efforts may have been undertaken in an attempt to obstruct justice in that case. Details were not immediately forthcoming, but I am reliably informed that there is an open inquiry into the fallout from the boat crash – an inquiry which involves Alex Murdaugh and possibly other members of his powerful family.

Incidentally, the news that Alex Murdaugh is tied to the ongoing boat crash inquiry is yet another reason why I believe current S.C. fourteenth circuit solicitor Duffie Stone ought to recuse himself from the double homicide case – given his clear conflicts and connections between his investigators and the Murdaugh family.

In fact, a recent report by The (Charleston, S.C.) Post and Courier included pictures of Stone’s investigators conversing on the crime scene with a member of the Murdaugh family – Alex’s brother John Marvin Murdaugh – although the paper’s reporters failed to make that connection.

It is not immediately clear whether Stone is heeding my counsel to recuse himself (as he did in the boat crash case) … however, I am told by my law enforcement sources that he is reportedly “backing off” of the double homicide inquiry.

Three generations of Murdaughs served as fourteenth circuit solicitor from 1920-2006, and two Murdaughs -including Alex Murdaugh – work for the prominent Hampton, S.C. law firm of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth and Detrick (PMPED). Another family member – former solicitor Randolph Murdaugh III – passed away on Thursday after a long battle with cancer.

He also worked for PMPED.

Stay tuned for much, much more on this story … my news director Mandy Matney and I have been covering the boat crash investigation (and its legal fallout) for the better part of two-and-a-half years. We look forward to continuing to cover this probe, as w

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