HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – An attorney for Alex Murdaugh — the temporarily disbarred South Carolina lawyer who was ousted from his family law firm after misappropriating company funds just days before allegedly being shot in the head while changing a tire — says that Murdaugh “is accepting fully responsibility for his conduct.”
Murdaugh’s attorney said that “Alex is deeply sorry for his actions,” and plans to pay back all of the monies he misappropriated, which was confirmed to be in the millions.
Murdaugh previously issued an apology for a series of recent mistakes and announced that he plans to enter rehab, which his brother Randy indicated was for a drug problem. Murdaugh said that his recent behavior was exacerbated by the June murders of his wife and son, who were found shot to death at a family hunting lodge.
The attorney also said that Murdaugh “hopes that his conduct does not distract from law enforcement’s efforts to find who murdered his wife Maggie and son Paul.”