Randy Murdaugh breaks his silence for the first time since jury convicted his younger brother Alex


Randy Murdaugh has broken his silence for the first time since his younger brother was jailed for killing his wife and son, saying that Alex is not ‘telling the truth’ about their brutal murders.

Randy, 56, has spent the last 20 months trying to understand what exactly happened on the night of June 7, 2021, when Alex Murdaugh’s wife Maggie, 52, and their son Paul, 22, were shot dead.

He struggles to picture Murdaugh pulling the trigger and murdering his wife and child but he said his younger brother, who has claimed he did not carry out the killings, is a serial liar.

‘He knows more than what he’s saying,’ Randy told The New York Times about the murders. ‘He’s not telling the truth, in my opinion, about everything there.’ 

Randy, who did not testify in his brother’s trial, said after Maggie and Paul were found dead, he found it strange that Murdaugh was not calling people to ask them if they knew why the mother and son might have been targeted.

Randy, 56, has spent the last 20 months trying to understand what exactly happened on the night of June 7, 2021, when Alex Murdaugh’s wife Maggie, 52, and their son Paul, 22, were shot dead. Pictured: From left to right, Buster, Maggie, Paul and Alex Murdaugh

Randy (pictured at his brother's trial in February) struggles to picture Murdaugh pulling the trigger and murdering his wife and child but he said his younger brother, who has claimed he did not carry out the killings, is a serial liar

Randy (pictured at his brother’s trial in February) struggles to picture Murdaugh pulling the trigger and murdering his wife and child but he said his younger brother, who has claimed he did not carry out the killings, is a serial liar

‘I spent considerable time, day after day for weeks on end, calling people,’ Randy said, adding that Murdaugh never did.

Despite Murdaugh being been sentenced to life in prison for the double murder, Randy says he still doesn’t know if he thinks his little brother carried out the killings. He said he still thinks about what happened that night. 

‘I hoped that after the trial, because there’s nothing more that can be presented, that I’d stop thinking about this,’ Randy, who has not spoken to his brother for a year, said. ‘But so far, that has not been the case.’

Randy has been forced to question whether he knows his brother – ever since Maggie and Paul were murdered and since he found out that he was stealing from their law firm.

In October 2021, Randy filed a lawsuit against his disgraced brother, claiming that he owed him tens of thousands of dollars. 

The suit revealed that just days before Murdaugh attempted to stage his own murder in a bizarre roadside shooting so that his son Buster would get life insurance, he came to Randy and asked for a loan of $75,000.

Murdaugh asked for money to be deposited into his checking account. He did not reveal his ‘poor financial condition’ but promised that he would repay the money within 30 days.

Within days of that loan being made Murdaugh attempted to have himself shot so that his surviving son, Buster, could claim his $10million life insurance policy.

The attempt was a fiasco and his story quickly imploded as it transpired that he was suspected of embezzling millions from Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth & Detrick, the family law firm of which he was a partner. 

Murdaugh issued an apology of sorts in which he confessed to years of opioid addiction and said that he had checked himself into rehab.

During his six-week trial, Murdaugh admitted stealing millions of dollars from the family firm and clients, saying he needed the money to fund his drug habit. 

Before he was charged with murder, Murdaugh was in jail awaiting trial on about 100 other charges ranging from insurance fraud to tax evasion.

After sentencing, Murdaugh returned to the Colleton County jail to gather his possessions. 

The outdoor dog kennels where Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were brutally gunned down

The outdoor dog kennels where Paul and Maggie Murdaugh were brutally gunned down

Murdaugh after being convicted for double murder

Murdaugh after being convicted for double murder

He will spend the next few weeks at the R&E facility where he faces rigorous testing before he will be assigned to a permanent state prison. As he is a double murderer, he will be housed with the state’s most brutal and violent inmates.

The life he faces is a far cry from the privileged world of multi-million dollar homes from the coast to the hunting lands of the Lowcountry to which he has grown accustomed in his 54 years.

Through more than 75 witnesses and nearly 800 pieces of evidence, jurors heard about betrayed friends and clients and Murdaugh’s failed attempt to stage his own death in an insurance fraud scheme. 

Other scandals discussed in the trial include a 2019 boat crash involving his late son Paul which killed 19-year-old Mallory Beach. 

Paul was facing criminal charges after being accused of driving the boat while drunk before he was shot dead. The girl’s family were suing Murdaugh for a reported $30m at the time of Paul and Maggie’s murders.

The death of his housekeeper Gloria Satterfield – who the Murdaugh family claimed tripped over the dogs and fell down the stairs while working at their hunting lodge – was also raised during the case. Her son Tony called to give testimony on the stand about the $4 million wrongful death payout Murdaugh allegedly stole. 

Meanwhile, prosecutors didn’t have the weapons used to kill Paul and Maggie or other direct evidence like confessions or blood spatter. 

But they had a mountain of circumstantial evidence, including the video putting Murdaugh at the scene of the killings five minutes before his wife and son stopped using their cellphones forever. 

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