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The District Attorney schedules phone calls made by Alex Mordeau the night his wife was murdered

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Alex Murdaugh sits with his legal team as jury selection continues ahead of his trial in Colleton County Court in Walterboro, South Carolina on January 24. (Joshua Boucher/Pool/The State/The Associated Press)

Alex Mordo is a member of one of the strongest strains on the South Carolina coast.

Three generations before him, he served as a district attorney in the Fourteenth Circuit – leading prosecutions for Allendale, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties.

Murdo worked for the law firm Peters, Murdo, Parker, Elzeroth & Detrick (PMPED), according to the firm. He was married to Margaret Mordeau and they had two sons: Buster and Paul.

On June 7, 2021, Murdaugh called 911 to report that his wife and son, Paul, had been found shot dead outside their home in Islandton, an area about an hour from Hilton Head Island, the South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement reported.

Less than three months after the double murder, he was shot in the head.

Within a week of his shooting, the law firm announced that Murdaugh had resigned after finding that he had “embezzled money.”

Then the state Supreme Court suspended his license to practice law in South Carolina. Murdo also announced that he intended to begin rehabilitation treatment indefinitely, saying in a statement through his attorney that the murders of his wife and son had “caused a very difficult time in my life. And exacerbated a ‘long battle’.”

On Sept. 13, nine days after he was shot, Mr. Ho admitted to authorities that he had staged his murder by his former client as part of a suicide fraud scheme, according to an affidavit to support the charges against the alleged shooter.

In a statement obtained in September 2021, two of his attorneys, Jim Griffin and Dick Harbotlian, said Alex Murdaugh’s life was “ruined by opioid addiction,” and earlier this month “it became clear that Alex believed ending his life was his life.” the only. the choice. And today he knows that he is not very well.

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