There’s a devil loose: Alex Murdaugh IS a person of interest in the murders of his wife and 22-year-old son, his lawyer confirms – but insists the South Carolina legal scion ‘had no motive to kill them’

The South Carolina legal heir who hired a hit man to kill him in a botched suicide plot so that his child could collect on a life insurance policy is a person of interest in the slayings of his wife and 22-year-old son, his lawyer confirmed. Alex Murdaugh (left), 53, has been investigated by law enforcement officials ‘from the get-go’ as part of the probe into the June 7 double-murder of wife Maggie, 52, and their son, Paul, according to his lawyer, Jim Griffin. Griffin made the revelation to The Daily Beast on Wednesday. But the attorney denies that his client had anything to do with the killings. He says Alex Murdaugh was visiting his mother, who is stricken with dementia, at the time of the killings and ‘had no motive to kill them.’ Griffin said: ‘You would think that if Alex was the one who did it, that SLED (South Carolina Law Enforcement Division) would have been able to establish that pretty easily that night. You would think they would have searched his house and found blood somewhere.’ Alex Murdaugh is seen top right with his wife, Maggie, and their son, Paul.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail

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