The Murdaugh family is one of the most prominent families in South Carolina and has served in powerful legal positions dating back nearly 100 years. Alex Murdaugh, patriarch and personal injury attorney, allegedly kept close ties to local law enforcement.
The family has been tied to the mysterious deaths of their housekeeper, a high school classmate, and a young woman in a fatal boat crash -- and never faced any criminal charges.

In June 2021, Murdaugh’s wife and youngest son were found shot to death on their hunting lodge property, and the killings set off a mysterious chain of events, including Murdaugh’s scheme to stage his own suicide to look like murder so his eldest son could collect on his life insurance.
On Wednesday’s episode of Dr. Phil, “Murdaugh Murders,” Dr. Phil takes a deep dive into this scandal with his panel of experts. In the video above, the experts, including Michal Higdon, anchor and investigative reporter at WCSC-TV Charleston, weigh in on the 911 call Murdaugh placed when he was shot on the side of the road when he tried to stage his own murder. Hear the call and why Higdon says, “The 911 call is bizarre when you listen to it.”
On Wednesday, the experts weigh in on the three murders that the Murdaugh’s were linked to. Check local listings to see where you can watch.

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