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Where is Alex Murdaugh now?  The truth behind ‘Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty’

Netherlands: the Murdaugh dynasty is the new three-part documentary series from HBO Max.

The episodes, which explore the legacy of former high profile attorney Alex Murdaugh and the Murdaugh legal family, were all released on Thursday, November 3, and fans are already hooked on the true crime show.

In Netherlands: the Murdaugh dynastydirectors Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan explore the history of the Murdaugh family and their centuries-old influence within the South Carolina legal system as their lives intertwine with murder, fraud and lies.

Newsweek has everything you need to know about Alex Murdaugh and where he is now.

“Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty” is now available to stream on HBO Max. The episodes explore the legacy of former high-powered lawyer Alex Murdaugh and his legal family.

What is Netherlands: the Murdaugh dynasty About?

According to HBO Max, the Murdaughs enjoyed a ‘powerful influence’ over the legal system in South Carolina’s Lowcountry region, but that all changed when they were plagued with charges of fraud, deceit and murder .

HBO Max said that from a long line of powerful legal figures, Alex Murdaugh along with his wife, Maggie, and sons, Buster and Paul, enjoyed an “unprecedented grip on the authorities until the Paul’s involvement in a tragic boating accident pushes a level of scrutiny into the family’s actions and legacy, revealing a bizarre and deadly chain of events.”

Netherlands: the Murdaugh dynasty questions the unchecked power of privilege and the trail of death and destruction left in a family’s wake,” the streaming site added.

In June 2021, Alex Murdaugh, a respected and powerful Hampton County attorney, called police and told them he had arrived at his home to find his wife, Maggie, 52, and son, Paul, 22. , dead.

Where is Alex Murdaugh now?  The truth behind ‘Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty’
Paul Murdaugh in the custody of the South Carolina Attorney General’s office in 2019. Paul and his mother Margaret Murdaugh were killed in their family home on June 7, 2021.
South Carolina Attorney General’s Office

They had been shot with two different firearms. In July 2022, the South Carolina Attorney General’s office said Alex Murdaugh had been charged with “two counts of murder and two counts of possession of a weapon in the commission of a violent crime in the death of his wife Maggie and his son Paul”.

At the time of his death, Paul Murdaugh was to stand trial for browsing under the influence, after allegedly causing a fatal accident that killed his friend, 19-year-old Mallory Beach, in February 2019.

In December 2021, before being charged with the murder of his wife and son, Alex Murdaugh was facing dozens of other possible charges, including an alleged attempt to shoot and kill himself so that his son can collect the insurance money. These charges led to the indefinite suspension of his attorney’s license.

Ross Dinerstein, the show’s executive producer and CEO of Campfire Studios, said of the new documentary series about the Murdaughs: “This case has captivated the country for over a year, and it would be an understatement to say: “There’s so much more to the story. In this series, we’ve been able to provide new insights, new details, and much-needed context to these infamous accidents and crimes, both alleged and proven.”

Where is Alex Murdaugh now?

Alex Murdaugh is currently in jail awaiting trial, scheduled for January 2023.

In addition to the murder charges, he faces nearly 50 counts of breach of trust with fraudulent intent, computer crimes, money laundering and forgery. If convicted on all counts, he could face hundreds of years in prison.

The former lawyer is accused of running seven schemes between 2016 and 2020 to cheat his clients out of some of their settlement money. According to court documents, he would do this by telling customers their settlements were lower than expected or that they had to pay extra for services like accident reconstruction.

Prosecutors said Alex Murdaugh would send the additional portions of the settlement money to a fake account. According to the indictments, he stole approximately $1.4 million in connection with these schemes.

Alex Murdaugh has pleaded not guilty to all charges against him. Additionally, he said some of his problems stem from a 20-year-old opiate addiction.

All episodes of Netherlands: the Murdaugh dynasty are available to stream now on HBO Max.


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