US lawyer who killed wife & son faces multi-million $ insurance lawsuit

Alex Murdaugh, the prominent US lawyer who gained world-wide notoriety when convicted in a South Carolina court last month of the murder of his wife and youngest son, is facing a federal lawsuit from Nautilus Insurance Company.

The insurer has accused him of stealing millions in a settlement intended for the family of his housekeeper Gloria Satterfield, who died after a fall in 2018, at the Murdaughs’ Colleton County home.

According to Fox Carolina news, Murdaugh, who received a life sentence, was moved to a statewide protective custody unit in a Sth Carolina maximum security prison.

In an April 3 filing, Murdaugh requested an extension until May 1 to respond to an amended complaint in the lawsuit.

The court document says: “Mr Murdaugh intends to participate fully in this litigation to the extent his carceral circumstances permit. His very recent assignment to a special restrictive housing unit, however, creates logistical complications delaying his ability to do so.”

US District Judge Richard Gergel granted the request from Murdaugh’s defense.