Alex Murdaugh was breathless and repeatedly broke down in tears when he advised police his spouse and son had been shot lifeless, in line with a haunting recording of his 911 name to cops launched on Thursday.
The high-profile South Carolina legal professional advised the dispatcher he had been away and got here residence to search out the 2 bloodied our bodies.
“I’ve been as much as it now, it’s dangerous,” Murdaugh is heard telling Colleton County dispatcher Angel Fraser through the June 7 name.
“OK, and are they respiration?”
“No, ma’am,” Murdaugh tells Fraser.
“And also you stated it’s your spouse and your son?” the dispatcher asks.
“My spouse and my son,” he says.
“Are they in a automobile?”
“No ma’am,” Murdaugh responds. “They’re on the bottom out in my kennel.”
The recordings had been launched beneath a Freedom of Info Act request filed by fitsnews.com with the South Carolina Regulation Enforcement Division.
No suspects have been official named within the deaths of Maggie Murdaugh, 52, and the couple’s 22-year-old son, Paul, inside their Colleton County property.
Each had been shot a number of occasions, authorities stated.
Alex Murdaugh is a distinguished legal professional and scion of considered one of South Carolina’s most influential authorized dynasties — his agency, Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Derrick, was based by his great-grandfather in 1910.
However the household was additionally going through controversy on the time of the shootings. Paul Murdaugh was going through fees within the 2019 boating dying of teenager Mallory Seaside.
He was recognized early on as an individual of curiosity within the killings, however authorities acknowledged that he additionally has a strong alibi, fitsnews reported.
Within the 6 1/2-minute 911 name, Murdaugh tells Fraser he had been away and located the our bodies when he got here residence — urging the dispatcher to “please hurry” a number of occasions.
“I don’t need you to the touch them in any respect, OK?” Fraser tells him. “I don’t know in case you’ve already touched them however I don’t need you to the touch them simply in case they will get any type of proof, OK?”
“I already touched them attempting to get, attempting to see in the event that they had been respiration,” he solutions.
Fraser then tells Murdaugh to show his automobile’s hazard lights so cops might discover the scene extra simply, which he says he did.
He hung up after saying, “Ma’am, I have to name a few of my household.”