“After months of speculation, Alex Murdaugh’s lawyers have finally admitted the South Carolina attorney – who’s already accused of orchestrating his own murder – is a person of interest in his wife and son’s double homicide. Jim Griffin, one of the scion’s attorneys, confirmed that the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) began investigating Murdaugh ‘from the get-go’ in the June 7 murders of his 52-year-old wife, Margaret, and his 22-year-old son, Paul. Authorities say that Murdaugh called 911 around 10:07 p.m. after finding his family brutally shot near the dog kennels outside their 1,770-acre estate in Colleton County.”
“In the seven-minute call, Murdaugh tells a dispatcher, ‘I’ve been up to it now – it’s bad,’ while dogs bark in the background. Despite being named a person of interest, Murdaugh’s lawyer insisted to Fox Carolina on Wednesday that his client was visiting with his mother, who has dementia, at the time of the murders and ‘had no motive to kill them.’ ‘You would think that if Alex was the one who did it, that SLED would have been able to establish that pretty easily that night,’ Griffin said. ‘You would think they would have searched his house and found blood somewhere. You would think they would have found the murder weapons on the property. You would think they would come up with something to link Alex to the murders, forensically or independent evidence. To my knowledge, they have not done that'” – Daily Beast.