The infamous legal heir of South Carolina, Alex Murdoch, and his late wife, Maggie, “knew of Paul’s underage son, who was drinking before a fatal boat accident and did nothing about it,” the victim’s mother said in a modified case.
The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the parents of Mallory Beach, who was killed aboard a boat driven by Paul Murdoch in 2019, portrays his parents as intentionally involved in their underage son’s drinking.
“Paul Murdo’s consumption.” alcohol was approved, encouraged and assisted by Richard Alexander Murdo and Margaret Kennedy Bransteter Murdo, “the lawsuit said.
Paul, 22, and his 52-year-old mother were found shot dead at their Ayloton hunting lodge last June in a murder that remains unsolved.
Alex Murdo has been rotting in jail since he was accused of hiring a killer to kill him in a scheme for insurance fraud and embezzlement from his law firm.
The Murdo family on the same boat used by Paul, pictured in a green shirt and blue shorts, in the fatal accident that killed Mallory Beach in a 2019 crash.
Pictured: photo of Paul Murdoch taken after a drunken boat crash in 2019 that left Mallory Beach, right, dead
The lawsuit, filed by Mallory Beach’s parents on Wednesday, depicts his parents Alex and Maggie Murdo, pictured with Paul, as intentionally involved in their minor son’s drinking.
The Beach family’s lawsuit was filed the day before the three-year anniversary of the crash, which added the properties of Maggie and Paul Murdoch as defendants.
The case alleges that a drunken Paul Murdoch, who was only 19 at the time of the fatal crash, spoke to his mother on the phone about two hours before the crash and that she “failed to stop him” from driving the boat, although was apparently intoxicated.
The amended complaint, filed by Allendale’s lawyer Mark Tinsley, accuses the mother and son of negligence. The boat crashed into Archers Creek Bridge in Beaufort County in February 2019, killing Beach and injuring five others on board.
19-year-old Beach died when she was thrown from the vessel. Her body was found in the water by a fisherman a week later.
Paul Murdoch has been charged with three counts, including causing Beach’s death. He was awaiting trial when he and his mother were killed.
Paul was “very drunk”, “drunk” and “militant” after spending an evening drinking before he and his friends boarded the boat, according to legal documents seen by DailyMail.com.
Alex Murdo at his hearing at Hampton County Jail in Warnville, South Carolina
Alex and Maggie Murdo, pictured, on the boat used by son Paul during the fatal boat crash in 2019 that left Beach dead
In footage from the police camera on the night of the 2019 incident, posted on YouTube by the Murdaugh Murders podcast, one of his friends can be heard shouting, “Paul, you’re smiling like it’s damn funny!” My fucking friend is gone.
The video doesn’t show who’s talking – but it captures a male voice – probably that of Anthony Cook, who was Beach’s boyfriend – scolds Mardo and tells him to “rot in hell”.
Meanwhile, Paul’s lawyer, Paul Murdoch, has been facing 74 criminal charges after being charged with four new charges last month, accusing him of stealing another $ 2.6 million, bringing the total amount he is accused of fraud, reaching nearly $ 8.8 million.
Murdo, 53, has received 23 new charges from a state grand jury of four new victims who are alleged to have been deceived by wealthy descendants in similar schemes, including the family of a deaf quadriplegic.
The new charges continue Mardo’s crimes back more than a decade until 2011, about four years before he was accused of opening two fraudulent accounts at Bank of America in 2015.
As part of his plan, Mardo will negotiate money to settle his clients without telling them what they have earned, and will then deposit checks designed to pay for their pain and suffering or grief over the death of a loved one, in his personal accounts. to repay loans or debts in ways that prosecutors have not yet fully clarified.
Prosecutors say Murdoo used money orders given to an unnamed family member to get hold of the money.
Murdoo, 53, is said to have hired Smith and given him a gun to shoot him in the head so that Murdo’s son, Buster, can inherit a $ 10 million life insurance policy. The incident happened on September 4
He has been in jail since October for a growing list of allegations of abuse of trust, counterfeiting, money laundering and computer crime.
He was indicted by a grand jury after hiring the alleged killer Curtis Smith in a failed suicide scheme in September.
Murdoo, 53, allegedly gave Smith a gun to shoot him in the head on Labor Day weekend so that Murdo’s son, Buster, could inherit a $ 10 million life insurance policy.
Both men were charged with making a false request for payment, while Murdoch faced additional charges of conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, along with filing a false police report.
Smith, 61, was further charged with assisted suicide, assault and beating of a serious nature, aiming and presenting a firearm, insurance fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.
A judge set his bail at $ 7 million and refused to reduce it, although Murdoch’s lawyer said his bank accounts were frozen in civil cases and he could barely afford to buy underwear at the Richland County Jail.
Last month’s allegations included accusations that Mardo was dealing with the aftermath of a catastrophe that caused a deaf man to get quadriplegia.