Household belongings of the Murdaugh family, including a leather sofa and armchair set, crockery, lampshades and hunting props are now up for auction.
The Liberty Auction House in Pembroke, Georgia, is auctioning the items from Murdaugh’s 1,800-acre hunting estate in South Carolina on Thursday.
The auction house is selling Murdaugh’s brown leather sofa with a matching armchair and ottoman, two lampshades with what appear to be tortoise shells attached, as well as a set of tableware embellished with leaves and deer.
The auction also includes hunting horses from the family’s estate in Moselle, where Alex Murdaugh killed his wife Maggie (52) and their son Paul (22). profit from the auction.
The auction, which will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Liberty Auction Warehouse, takes place as Murdaugh appeals his double murder convictions and his life sentence.
Murdaugh family household including a leather sofa and armchair set (pictured), dinnerware, lampshades and hunting props now up for auction
The auction house sells Murdaugh’s tableware decorated with leaves and deer
Murdaugh is currently in the high-security Kirkland Correctional Institution, one of South Carolina’s most notorious prisons.
And while the disgraced former lawyer escaped the death penalty for the murder of his wife Maggie and son Paul, a third life sentence would mean Murdaugh will spend the rest of his life behind bars under the federal law’s three strikes law. the state.
He is currently appealing his murder conviction, but the state is specifically seeking three additional breach of trust convictions totaling $10,000 or more.
Three additional convictions on breach of trust charges would result in a life sentence, removing his chance of parole.
Murdaugh’s trial lasted six weeks and included more than 75 witnesses, but culminated in a jury taking less than three hours to find the 54-year-old guilty of shooting his wife and son to death.
Murdaugh called 911 on the evening of June 7, 2021, saying he found his son and wife dead when he returned home from an hour-long visit to his mother, who suffers from dementia.
Authorities said Paul was shot twice with a shotgun, each round loaded with a different size shot, while Maggie was hit with four or five rounds from a rifle.
A crime scene report suggested that both victims had been shot in the head after they were initially wounded near dog kennels on the Murdaughs’ sprawling rural estate.
The auction also includes hunting horses from the family’s estate in Moselle, where Alex Murdaugh killed his wife Maggie (52) and their son Paul (22). profit from the auction
Pictured from left to right: Buster, Maggie, Paul and Alex Murdaugh
Alex Murdaugh is currently in the maximum security Kirkland Correctional Institution, one of South Carolina’s most notorious prisons
Prosecutors took more than a year to charge the disgraced lawyer with murder, but decided not to pursue the death penalty. Murdaugh, who is also charged with about 100 counts of financial and other crimes, adamantly denied any involvement in the murders.
Murdaugh could only have been sentenced to 30 years behind bars, but the judge gave him the maximum: two consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.
After the trial, some jurors said the key piece of evidence to convict the lawyer was a video on his son Paul’s mobile phone, recorded minutes before the murders in the kennels near where the bodies were found.
The voices of all three Murdaughs can be heard on the video, even though Alex Murdaugh has insisted for 20 months that he hadn’t been in the kennel that night.
When he took the stand in his defense, the first thing he did was admit that he had lied to investigators about his stay at the kennels, saying he was paranoid about law enforcement because he was addicted to opioids and had pills in his pocket the night of the murders.
Murdaugh’s testimony only confirmed what they already thought: that he lied easily and could turn his tears on and off at will, jurors said.
Attorney Dick Harpootlian filed Murdaugh’s appeal with the South Carolina Court of Appeals.
Prosecutors did not have the weapons used to kill the Murdaughs or other direct evidence such as confessions or blood spatter.
But they had a mountain of circumstantial evidence, including the video that placed Murdaugh at the scene of the murders five minutes before his wife and son stopped using their cell phones forever.
Through more than 75 witnesses and nearly 800 pieces of evidence, the jurors learned about betrayed friends and clients, Murdaugh’s failed attempt to fake his own death in an insurance fraud scheme, a fatal boating accident involving his son, the housekeeper who died in a fall into Murdaugh’s house and the gruesome scene of the murders.
The now disbarred lawyer admitted to stealing millions of dollars from the family business and clients and said he needed the money to fund his drug use. Before being charged with murder, Murdaugh was in jail awaiting trial on about 100 other charges ranging from insurance fraud to tax evasion.