SC attorney Alex Murdaugh denied bond on $3M theft charges
October 20, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge denied bond Tuesday for a prominent South Carolina attorney who has become embroiled in two multimillion-dollar insurance fraud cases months after he found his wife and son dead in their home.
The judge said Alex Murdaugh's considerable financial resources and mental instability appear for now to make it too risky to allow him to await trial outside of jail on charges he stole $3.4 million in insurance money meant for the sons of his housekeeper.
The ruling means weeks, if not months in jail for the 53-year-old man who inherited part of a legal empire in tin...