Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal 

Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal 

Netflix’s Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal is going to be on the platform next month.There is a horrifying true story behind Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal.

But what’s the true  story of the shocking documentary? The story goes into the murders that happened in 2021.

The story revolves around the death of three different people. Among them,two of which  still remain mysterious, plus a faked assassination attempt, and a corrupt family.

A real trial is currently going on in South Carolina. And the series is set to be on Netflix next month.

In this article, you will get to know everything about the story.


The synopsis from Netflix says that the Murdaughs were one of South Carolina’s most prominent families.

 But the death of teenager Mallory Beach in a drunken boating accident began the unraveling of their legacy.

In 2019, 19-year-old Mallory Beach expired after Paul Murdaugh.He  was the alleged driver of the boat, and drunkenly crashed into a bridge.

A number of drunk passengers got thrown off board, and Mallory was killed. 

According to witnesses, Paul was standstill on his decision to drive the boat. Though he was extremely drunk and not fit to drive safely.

 Mallory’s family filed lawsuits against Paul for driving under the influence.But he denied the claim and pleaded not guilty.

Paul was from the Murdaugh family. His family was an influential family of the local town. That’s why many suspected that he would not face any consequences because of his father’s influence.

And pressure started coming towards the family for saving Paul through their means.

But a new twist came when Paul and his mother Maggie’ s bodies were recovered in June 2021. It was just a few days before the trial.

 The son and mother duo’ bodies were in the family’s hunting property near Islandton.

Alex ( father of Paul and divorced husband of Maggie) found the bodies and called  the police. But he became the main suspect of the double murders for having a bad  relationship with his son and wife.

 In July 2022, Court accused Alex of murdering his son and divorced wife.

In another shocking twist, in September 2021, just months after his son and wife’s murders, Murdaugh called police for getting  shot by a stranger. The stranger stopped him to help him with his tire and shot him.

The incident happened just after he stepped down from the family business because of many accusations.

The series on Netflix 

According to Netflix, The three-part series features first-hand accounts from those on the boat that fateful night. 

Many of them have not said anything  about the crash or double homicide of Maggie and Paul until now.


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