The Murdaugh family home, which includes a leather sofa and armchair set, dinnerware, lampshades and hunting saddles, is now up for auction.
Liberty auction house in Pembroke, Georgia, is auctioning off 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 matching loveseat and footstool, two lampshades with what appear to be tortoise shells, as well as dinnerware adorned with leaves and deer.
The sale also includes hunting mounts from the family’s Moselle estate, where Alex Murdaugh murdered his 52-year-old wife Maggie and 22-year-old son Paul. It’s unclear how much the auction house hopes to make from the sale. , or who will. auction profit.
The auction, to be held Thursday at 4 pm at Liberty Auction Warehouse, comes as Murdaugh is appealing his double murder convictions along with his life sentence.
The Murdaugh family home, which includes a leather sofa and armchair set (pictured), dinnerware, lampshades and hunting saddles, is now for sale.
The auction house is selling Murdaugh’s dinnerware adorned 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 death row 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 state’s ‘three strikes’ law. ‘.
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 the breach of trust charges would result in a life sentence, eliminating his chance for parole.
Murdaugh’s trial lasted six weeks and included more than 75 witnesses, but culminated in a jury that took less than three hours to find the 54-year-old man guilty of fatally shooting his wife and son.
Murdaugh called 911 on the night of June 7, 2021, and said he found his son and wife dead as he returned home from an hour-long visit with his mother, who has dementia.
Authorities said Paul was shot twice with a shotgun, each round loaded with different sized buckshot, while Maggie took four or five rounds from a rifle.
A crime scene report suggested that both victims were shot in the head after initially being wounded near the kennels on the Murdaughs’ sprawling rural property.
The sale also includes hunting mounts from the family’s Moselle estate, where Alex Murdaugh murdered his 52-year-old wife Maggie and 22-year-old son Paul. It’s unclear how much the auction house hopes to make from the sale. , or who will. auction profit
Pictured left to right: Buster, Maggie, Paul, and Alex Murdaugh
Alex Murdaugh is currently in the high-security Kirkland Correctional Institution, one of the most notorious prisons in South Carolina.
Prosecutors took more than a year to charge the disgraced lawyer with murder, but decided against the death penalty. Murdaugh, who is also charged with around 100 counts of financial and other crimes, strongly denied any involvement in the killings.
Murdaugh could have received as little as 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 in finding the lawyer guilty was a video on his son Paul’s cell phone that was filmed minutes before the killings at the kennels near where the bodies were found.
The voices of all three Murdaughs can be heard in the video, although Alex Murdaugh had insisted for 20 months that he had not been in the pound that night.
When he took the stand in his own defense, the first thing he did was admit that he had lied to investigators about being in the kennels, saying he was paranoid with law enforcement because he was addicted to opioids and had pills in his pocket. the night of the incident. the murderers
Murdaugh’s testimony only cemented what they were already thinking: 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 video showing Murdaugh at the scene of the murders five minutes before his wife and son were to stop using their cell phones for good.
Through more than 75 witnesses and nearly 800 pieces of evidence, jurors heard about betrayed friends and clients, Murdaugh’s failed attempt to fake his own death in an insurance fraud scheme, a fatal boating accident in the one involving his son, the housekeeper who died in a fall at the Murdaugh house and the grisly scene of the murders.
The now-disbarred lawyer admitted to stealing millions of dollars from the family business and from clients, saying he needed the money to finance his drug addiction. Before being charged with murder, Murdaugh was in jail awaiting trial on 100 other charges ranging from insurance fraud to tax evasion.