US lawyer arranged his murder so son would receive life insurance, say police

Prominent South Carolina attorney whose wife and son were murdered tried to arrange his death for $10m insurance payout

A prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago tried to arrange his own death earlier this month so his surviving son would get a $10m life insurance payment, but the planned fatal shot only grazed his head, state police said.

, US lawyer arranged his murder so son would receive life insurance, say police, The Nzuchi Times Guardian

The shooter, Curtis Edward Smith, was charged with assisted suicide, insurance fraud and several other counts related to the 4 September shooting of Alex Murdaugh on a lonely highway in Hampton county, the state law enforcement division said in a statement.

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