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For nearly 100 years, one family traded influence and held power in the South Carolina lowcountry until a fatal boat crash involving an allegedly intoxicated heir-apparent shed sunlight on a true crime saga like no-other. Award-winning journalist Mandy Matney of FITSNews.com has been investigating the Murdaugh family since that fateful night in 2019. The now-infamous Murdaugh family is surrounded by seven criminal investigations into fraud, obstruction of justice, the 2021 double homicides o ...
 
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We received new information from the attorneys and insurance companies who investigated Gloria Satterfield’s death. Not only do these new details raise more questions about what happened at Moselle the day of her alleged “trip and fall,” the new information highlights one of the major problems in this state: lawyers helping lawyers. Also, on Friday…
 
The Good 'Ole Boys had a very bad week in South Carolina. Last Wednesday, the S.C. Attorney General’s Office announced three superseding indictments against Alex Murdaugh, his best friend Cory Fleming, and his banker buddy Russell Laffitte. Attorney Justin Bamberg, who represents the Pinckney family, joins us for episode 44 of the Murdaugh Murders …
 
As police are still investigating the five deaths that have been tied to the Murdaugh family, we’re trying to answer a big question in this case — what happened to the money? Following the money has led us down some strange, unexpected paths in this story — especially in the last week when it was discovered that Alex paid $110,000 for a funeral hom…
 
Multiple sources have told FITSNews that high-velocity impact spatter was present on the shirt Alex Murdaugh was wearing the night of the murders and that this evidence has been independently analyzed and confirmed by multiple forensic experts — including by at least one out-of-state laboratory. In this special breaking episode of the Murdaugh Murd…
 
This episode is about so much more than jailhouse phone calls right now. This is about the future of the justice system in our state. Will we continue to stand by and let Good Ole Boys like Dick Harpootlian and Brad Hutto run our courts? Or is it finally time for a change? In this episode, Liz, Mandy and David take you through every bit of Dick and…
 
19-year-old Bowen Turner is accused of raping three women between 2018-2019. One of those victims, Dallas Stoller, died in November of 2021. In this special episode of the Murdaugh Murders Podcast, you’ll hear from Dallas’ sister and father, who were in the courtroom last week when Turner got a shocking sweetheart deal of just five years probation.…
 
While there was a lot of news related to the Murdaugh saga in the last week, this episode will focus on 14th Circuit Solicitor Duffie Stone and why his involvement in this case matters. We still have questions that need to be answered and, as residents who live in the 14th Circuit, we are concerned about our solicitor and justice system in the Lowc…
 
Are the Murdaugh’s in the middle of PR push? And what happened to all of the money? In episode 38, Mandy Matney, and Liz Farrell unpack a ton of information that came out about the Murdaugh family in the last week. We talk about possible tampering with evidence at the double homicide scene. And a mysterious check from Alex to a local police chief. …
 
There is A LOT to unpack about Cory Fleming. So much, that it doesn’t all fit into one episode. But this week, we received a shocking document showing Fleming’s apparent defense — and it includes a letter and text messages between Alex and Cory as Alex sat in both a Florida rehab facility and a SC jail respectively. In episode 37, Mandy, Liz and Er…
 
Suspended attorney Cory Fleming was indicted on 18 charges related to the Gloria Satterfield case. While we wait for his bond hearing, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and attorney Eric Bland unpack the latest indictments and what it means for the justice system. While Fleming was finally indicted, so many others who allegedly participated in this scheme …
 
A recently released deposition has revealed troubling accusations about a powerful judge who is at the helm of criminal and civil procedures in the Lowcountry. If her involvement in the Gloria Satterfield case was as intentional as the depositions say, then the South Carolina justice system – where judges are pretty much untouchable – has a huge pr…
 
On Monday, Alex Murdaugh’s attorneys Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin filed a federal lawsuit in an attempt to block Richland County from releasing more jailhouse calls through the Freedom of Information Act. In today’s episode, we tell you exactly why this case isn’t a typical true crime story and why Alex isn’t your typical (alleged) criminal. In…
 
Get a rare inside look into the Murdaugh family dynamic and Alex Murdaugh’s manipulations from behind bars. In this episode, Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell share recordings of Alex Murdaugh’s jailhouse phone calls to his son Buster, brothers John Marvin and Randy, sister Lynn and sister-in-law Liz. These gripping calls reveal a supportive family that…
 
The FITSNews.com team learned more about Alex Murdaugh’s ties to an alleged drug smuggler and it led us to... jellyfish? In this episode, Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell walk you through complicated property transactions that could suggest there is more to them than meets the eye. Considering the players involved, the millions of dollars missing, and …
 
Some of the biggest questions in this case revolve around the money — what happened to it? Why was Alex Murdaugh (allegedly) stealing it in the first place? Does it have anything to do with the murders? To understand Alex Murdaugh’s ties to drug trafficking and find answers to the money questions— we need to look at a man who was a good friend of t…
 
You asked, we answered. Our followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram submitted hundreds of questions about the case in the last week. A lot of you asked questions about the Murdaugh’s family history – who Maggie was... Who buster is... What was in Paul’s criminal past? What was in Alex’s criminal past? How did these people with so much wealth, …
 
After Friday’s indictments, Alex Murdaugh now stands accused of stealing at least $8.4 million and faces 74 charges. If the latest indictments told us anything, it’s that Alex did not do this alone - but how many people will go down for this? And how bad will this get? In this episode, Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell walk you through every detail of A…
 
Hakeem Pinckney was an inspiration. He spent his whole life overcoming the odds. His hearing started deteriorating at a young age, but he never complained. In fact, he won a national championship in football when he was a senior at the SC School for the Deaf and Blind. But when he was 19, he was in a horrific crash with three other family members t…
 
For the fourth time in five months, Alex Murdaugh appeared before a judge for a bond hearing on Monday, January 10, 2022. In this episode, Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell will unpack every detail of the intense hearing. You’ll hear from attorneys Justin Bamberg and Eric Bland speak on behalf of their clients, alleged victims of Alex Murdaugh,. You’ll …
 
For nearly 100 years, one family traded influence and held power in the South Carolina lowcountry until a fatal boat crash involving an allegedly intoxicated heir-apparent shed sunlight on a true crime saga like no-other. Award-winning journalist Mandy Matney of FITSNews.com has been investigating the Murdaugh family since that fateful night in 201…
 
Almost seven months after Paul Murdaugh and Maggie Murdaugh were murdered in Colleton County, South Carolina, multiple sources close to the investigation told FITSNews that physical evidence directly ties Alex Murdaugh to the double homicide. We've been told that this evidence is substantial, serious and directly links Alex to this gruesome crime. …
 
“The law firm dropped the ball here…” Previously on the Murdaugh Murders Podcast, we told you about how Alex Murdaugh is accused of stealing more than ​​$6.2 million in alleged schemes related to his fake FORGE accounts at Bank of America dating back to 2016. He’s accused of stealing millions of dollars from clients while he was a partner at the la…
 
After years of fighting for justice in her son Stephen Smith’s case, Sandy Smith has a renewed sense of hope that her son’s killer will be found. After she felt blindsided by her former attorney Andy Savage, Sandy Smith has hired Mike Hemlepp, Jr. as her new attorney. Hemlepp believes this case will absolutely be solved. If you know any information…
 
On Monday, December 13, Alex Murdaugh appeared in virtual court for a bond hearing. The disgraced South Carolina attorney stood before Judge Alison Lee to learn his bond requirements for his 48 state Grand Jury charges. Despite some press restrictions, which we will discuss in this episode, Liz Farrell and Mandy Matney of FITSNews.com covered the h…
 
The disgraced South Carolina attorney, Alex Murdaugh, was hit with 21 new felonies from the state Grand Jury. His bond hearing — which was surrounded by skeptism — was postponed and that is a very big deal. In this episode, we discuss each one of the seven new indictments involving Alex’s alleged scheme and his new bond hearing which was mysterious…
 
Alex Murdaugh‘s “bulldog” defense attorneys, Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin, have apparently launched a war on Satterfield family attorney Eric Bland. While this might seem like a giant distraction to some, it’s important to take a deeper look at these recent moves by Dick and Jim to figure out what exactly is going on here. Are they really tryin…
 
On Tuesday, November 30, 2021, SLED released the 911 recording from February 2, 2018 - the day that Gloria Satterfield allegedly fell at the Moselle property and later died in the hospital. On this tragic call, you can hear Maggie Murdaugh & Paul Murdaugh describe Gloria's condition as the 911 operator battles to glean information from each. Mandy …
 
On Friday, November 19th, we learned that prosecutors issued 27 additional felony charges against Alex Murdaugh bringing the total possible jail time to over a hundreds years and our sources believe that could be just the beginning. In this special edition we'll review the 27 new counts and expand on the implications as we introduce our new partner…
 
There are currently seven criminal investigations related to Alex Murdaugh and we'll review the salient points in each to capture a bird's eye view of this heinous saga. The Murdaugh name appears repeatedly in police interviews during the investigation of Stephen Smith's murder, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. In this episode, we'll revie…
 
While a lot of the recent Murdaugh Murders news has focused on Alex Murdaugh, his insurance fraud schemes, and "assisted suicide" plot, we want to make this episode 17 about Stephen Smith. Because his life mattered too. In this episode, we’ll revisit the December 7, 2015 anonymous tip to South Carolina Highway Patrol, examine the December 9, 2015 a…
 
On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 Judge Daniel Hall ordered an injunction and appointed receivers to manage and recover funds that could pay alleged victims currently suing disgraced attorney Alex Murdaugh. Hall made his decision four days after attorney Mark Tinsley presented his arguments to appoint two outside parties — attorney John T. Lay Jr. and f…
 
Alex Murdaugh was allegedly shot in a botched "Assisted Suicide Plot" on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. In this breaking news episode, we analyze the three calls made to 911 on that fateful day, the charges pending against Alex and the charges pending against the man Alex alleges shot him, Curtis "Eddie" Smith. We also hear from Eddie Smith's attor…
 
On Tuesday, October 19, South Carolina Judge Clifton Newman made a shocking decision in denying Alex Murdaugh bond. Murdaugh was arrested in Orlando, Florida Thursday and charged with two felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses related to the Gloria Satterfield case, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED). In…
 
On Thursday, October 14, Alex Murdaugh was arrested on two felony charges related to the Gloria Satterfield Case. In episode 13 of The Murdaugh Murders Podcast, we speak with Eric Bland about what the charges mean for his clients — the victims — and what is next for Alex Murdaugh. Will he be able to get out of this? Donate to the Stephen Smith Go F…
 
Gloria Satterfield died suspiciously in 2018 following an alleged “trip-and-fall” incident while working at one of the Murdaugh family homes. In this episode we explore the new developments brought about by attorney Eric Bland and his righteous pursuit for justice. The question in this case now is who will be held accountable. Listen as the case de…
 
Alex Murdaugh was allegedly shot in a botched "Assisted Suicide Plot" on Saturday, September 4th, 2021. According to arrest warrants, Alex Murdaugh concocted a scheme to commit suicide with the help of Curtis "Eddie" Smith so his son Buster Murdaugh would receive a $10,000,000 insurance payout. Smith's attorney Jarrett Bouchette rejects this assert…
 
Gloria Satterfield died suspiciously in 2018 following an alleged “trip-and-fall” incident while working at one of the Murdaugh family homes. In this episode we explore the new developments brought about by attorney Eric Bland and his righteous pursuit for justice. Gloria was much more than a housekeeper for the infamous Murdaugh family - she was a…
 
While a lot of the recent Murdaugh Murders news has focused on Alex Murdaugh, we want to make this episode 9 about Stephen Smith. Because his life mattered too. The Murdaugh name was brought up more than 40 times during the course of the investigation of Stephen Smith’s death in 2015. In this episode, we’ll hear SCHP patrol investigator Todd Procto…
 
Nearly three months after his wife and son were murdered, Alex Murdaugh called 911 to report that he himself had been shot Saturday, September 4th, 2021. His attorney told the press that he Alex was pulled over to repair his vehicle along Salkehatchie Road in Hampton County en route to Charleston when a motorist opened fire toward Murdaugh's 2021 M…
 
In February 2019, Mallory Beach was killed in Beaufort County, South Carolina as a result of a horrific boat crash on Archers Creek near Parris Island. Shocking new audio evidence was recently release by SCDNR and we take a deep dive into the implications of that evidence. Read the whole story here: https://www.fitsnews.com/2021/08/04/his-ass-will-…
 
On June 7, 2021 Alex Murdaugh called 911 to report that he found his wife Maggie and son Paul shot badly and not breathing at their 1,700 acre hunting lodge in Colleton County, South Carolina. Th Colleton County Sheriff's office quickly recused itself from the investigation and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) took over the case. …
 
In a previous episode, we explored depositions and audio evidence from the 2019 boat crash in which the recently murdered Paul Murdaugh was eventually charged with Boating Under the Influence and causing the death of 19 year old Mallory Beach. While there are a number of victims connected to this saga, we want to remind everyone that Mallory Beach …
 
In 2015, Stephen Smith was killed in Hampton County, South Carolina and the case remains unsolved. In this episode, news director for FITSNews.com Mandy Matney examines audio interviews and explores leads in the case. You'll hear from Stephen's mom Sandy about the kind person he was and listen to police interviews that take several wild turns. For …
 
In February 2019, Mallory Beach was killed in Beaufort County, South Carolina as a result of a horrific boat crash on Archers Creek near Parris Island. Paul Murdaugh was indicted for Boating Under The Influence Resulting In Death among other charges and awaiting trial. On this episode, we take an initial dive into case files to find out what went w…
 
In 2015, Stephen Smith was killed in Hampton County, South Carolina and the case remains unsolved. Recently, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) opened a new investigation into Stephen's death. On this episode, we take a deep dive into case files to find out what went wrong in that investigation and how its connected to the Murdaugh Murd…
 
In order to understand the double homicide investigation of Paul and Maggie Murdaugh, we need to understand the Murdaugh family, their power in South Carolina and the three mysterious deaths tied to them. For the latest updates on the case visit: fitsnews.com/ ADVERTISE WITH FITSNEWS.COM And a special thank you to: The Bannon Law Group - From sitti…
 
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