Convicted double assassin Alex Murdaugh admitted throughout his sentencing Friday that he was haunted day and night by his dead spouse and son — however there are different ghosts in his orbit as properly.
South Carolina Law Enforcement (SLED) investigators are still looking into the mysterious 2018 “slip and fall” death of the Murdaugh household’s housekeeper, Gloria Satterfield.
She allegedly tripped over the household’s 4 canine on the steps resulting in their house, however there has lengthy been suspicion that it wasn’t an accident.
The sole eyewitnesses, Paul Murdaugh , 22, and his mom, Maggie, 52, had been murdered by Alex, a jury decided Thursday, on June 7, 2021. But SLED investigators say they wish to exhume Satterfield’s physique.
Satterfield, 57, died in February 2018 after a fall at house of the Murdaughs, the place she had labored for greater than 20 years and was handled like “part of the Murdaugh family,” a lawsuit filed in Sept. 2021 by the housekeeper’s youngsters stated.
At Satterfield’s funeral, Alex Murdaugh allegedly instructed Satterfield’s two sons that the alleged accident was his fault and that they two ought to sue him by legal professional Corey Fleming for an insurance coverage payout.
But, the 2 later stated, years glided by with out them listening to something concerning the cash.
Columbia, SC, legal professional Eric Bland — who represents Satterfield’s sons, Brian “Little B” Harriott and Michael Anthony “Tony” Satterfield, in addition to different Murdaugh monetary victims — has recovered in excess of $7.5 million for the Satterfield family from the assorted banks and legislation companies concerned in Alex Murdaugh’s insurance coverage scams.
That whole doesn’t embody one other $4.3 million Bland eeked out from Murdaugh in a confession of judgement that was accepted by the court docket in April 2022. That cash will probably be divided amongst lots of Murdaugh’s victims.
“Gloria died for a function,” Bland instructed The Post Friday. “She was the primary and it actually introduced all of the victims collectively in a way.”
A basis known as Gloria’s Gift, that Bland’s legislation agency has donated to together with personal donors, palms out items to underprivileged youngsters at Christmas, amongst different issues.
SLED opened a prison investigation into Satterfield’s loss of life shortly after that lawsuit was filed — and after being instructed by the native medical expert that her “loss of life was not reported to the Coroner on the time, nor was an post-mortem carried out,” paperwork confirmed on the time.
“On the loss of life certificates the way of loss of life was dominated ‘Natural,’ which is inconsistent with accidents sustained in a visit and fall accident,” Hampton County Coroner Angela Topper wrote in a letter to legislation enforcement officers.
Bland stated that the Satterfield household has given permission to SLED for her physique to be exhumed however he doesn’t know when it’ll occur.
“But when it does it’ll in all probability be in the course of the evening, when the general public doesn’t know, to make sure her dignity and privateness,” Bland stated.
Paul’s former girlfriend Morgan Doughty instructed the producers of the latest Netflix documentary “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal” how shut Paul had been to Satterfield
“For Paul, the love and acceptance got here from Miss Gloria,” she stated. “[Gloria] labored for [Paul’s grandfather] Randolph … for years and that’s why Alex and Maggie had her begin working for them. She principally raised Paul. She was with him from the time that he was two.”
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