Lawyer resigns from law firm, enters rehab after he is shot just months after his wife and son were shot dead

Lawyer resigns from law firm, enters rehab after he is shot just months after his wife and son were shot dead



A prominent lawyer from South Carolina, U.S, who was shot along a country road over the weekend, months after his wife and son were shot and killed outside their home, is quitting his law firm and will enter rehab.



The shooting came months after Alex Murdaugh (top right) found his wife, Maggie Murdaugh (top center), 52, and their 22-year-old son, Paul Murdaugh (top left), were shot several times at their Colleton County home on June 7. They were both dead outside the home near dog kennels, authorities said.



No arrests have been made and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has released very little information about the slayings



Alex Murdaugh, 53, was heading to Charleston when he was shot on Old Salkehatchie Road near Varnville, South Carolina on Saturday, September 4, police authorities said.



His car was stopped when a truck passed by before turning around and someone from inside opened fire, his lawyer said, citing information from Murdaugh's brother. He sustained a superficial wound to the head, authorities said.



In a statement released Monday, September 6, Murdaugh announced he was leaving his law firm and entering rehab following a "long battle that has been exacerbated these murders."Latest Post
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