HAMPTON COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina Law Enforcement Division arrested Alex Murdaugh in connection to the shooting incident on Sept. 4 Thursday.
Alex Murdaugh turned himself in for insurance fraud Thursday morning.
According to SLED, Murdaugh conspired with Curtis Edward Smith to assist him in committing suicide for the explicit purpose of allowing a beneficiary to collect life insurance.
Murdaugh was charged with insurance fraud, conspiracy to commit insurance fraud, along
with filing a false police report.
His attorney claimed during the hearing Thursday, these crimes were influenced by Murdaugh’s opioid addiction.
“If anyone wants to see the face of what opioid addiction does, you’re looking at it. This is a horrible, horrible disease,” said Alex Murdaugh’s Attorney, Dick Harpootlian.
Murdaugh’s bond was set at $20,000 personal recognizance bond Thursday afternoon and surrendered his passport to SLED.
He’s heading to rehab treatment now in another state that his attorney wouldn’t disclose.