The alleged co-conspirator of the convicted killer Alex Murdaugh has shared a bombshell in the new season of Netflix’s Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal.
Notably, Murdaugh was convicted of his wife Maggie and son Paul’s double murder in March but continues to maintain his innocence. He is in the middle of a legal fight to be granted a new trial.
According to The Independent, Murdaugh is to appear in court on September 21st to plead guilty to 22 federal charges, including wire and bank fraud and money laundering, after admitting to stealing millions from law firm clients. This will be the first time he has ever pleaded guilty to a crime.
This development comes after Netflix’s latest edition of Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal was released on September 20th, which revealed that Murdaugh’s alleged co-conspirator in the hitman plot, Curtis Eddie Smith, has made a monumental claim.
He alleges that when he asked Murdaugh why he wanted him to shoot him fatally, Smith says he was told: “Because they’re going to be able to prove that I’m responsible for Maggie and Paul.”
Smith’s claim emerges as he and Murdaugh face charges over the botched double hitman plot, which occurred three months after the June 2021 double murders of Maggie and Paul, and one day after Alex was removed from his law firm for his financial crimes.
Watch the trailer for the new season of Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal below.