As per the information received from Yahoo!Life: Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal, the newest true crime docuseries on Netflix, tells the tale of the wealthy South Carolina family the Murdaughs. In Murdaugh Murders, the family of litigators is investigated for a number of incidents, including a fatal boating accident, as well as the circumstances leading up to the deaths of matriarch Margaret “Maggie” Murdaugh and her son Paul in the summer of 2021.
The trial of Alex Murdaugh, who is accused of killing Maggie and Paul but has maintained his innocence and pled not guilty, is also partially covered in the television show. The documentary also features Buster, the additional son of Maggie and Alex Murdaugh, as a fourth Murdaugh family member.
Before killing his mother and brother, Richard Alex Murdaugh, sometimes known as Buster, was employed by his father’s law firm and was enrolled in law school at the University of South Carolina, which was somewhat of a family tradition. He was later dismissed, nonetheless, due to a plagiarism scandal.
Buster’s family reportedly paid $60,000 to ensure that he would be readmitted to the college in order to finish his law degree, as reported by the local paper The Post and Courier. But he hasn’t started studying again yet. Butch Bowers, the Murdaugh’s attorney, stated that the client had temporarily shelved his plans to attend law school. He won’t be starting school in the fall or the spring, according to the plan.
Where Is Buster Murdaugh Now?
Currently, Buster resides in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with his partner, attorney Brooklynn White. What he does for a living is unclear. He testified as a first witness for the defense in his father’s trial in February of this year, which means that he spoke on his father’s behalf. In his testimony, he stated that Alex was “heartbroken” over the deaths of Maggie and Paul.
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Buster has been present for the entire trial of his father, and according to Law & Crime, throughout the proceedings, Buster has reportedly been shaken and put his head in his hands as the lawyers recount the graphic details of the double homicide. On March 2nd, Buster’s father was found guilty of both murders, and on March 3rd, the judge condemned his father to two consecutive life terms in prison.
Where Was Buster On The Night Of The Murders?
Alex Murdaugh claims that when he got home on June 7, 2021, he saw Maggie and Paul shot to death close to the dog kennels on their property. Both 911 and Buster were dialed by him.
Buster testified during the trial, He seemed funny, and then he told me that my mom and my brother had been shot. In accordance with his statement, Buster was at his girlfriend’s home in Rock Hill, South Carolina, more than 200 miles away when the killings occurred. He went straight to the Murdaugh house after learning what had transpired.
What Did Buster Think Of The Decision?
Alex Murdaugh was given two consecutive life sentences by a judge on Friday, March 3, 2023, for the murders of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh.
According to a witness during the sentence at the Colleton County Courthouse, which was quoted by the New York Post: “Buster did quite well up until the moment the cameras were removed, at which point he passed out. He was sobbing out of control. He was finally seated in a car by the uncles.”
Buster Was Implicated In Two Other Homicides
The boating accident that killed Mallory Beach was one of the incidents covered in Murdaugh Murders. The Beach family had maintained that Paul Murdaugh was intoxicated at the time, but they have now accepted a settlement that drops Buster’s and his mother’s names from the case.
The documentary also discusses the unexplained hit-and-run killing of Stephen Smith, a former classmate, and friend of Buster.