Convicted murderer and disgraces South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh is already receiving letters in prison. Particularly, he’s received love letters from obsessed fans of his, which is particularly shocking given that he’s been convicted of killing his wife. PEOPLE, for example, reported
“I think I love you,” a person named Nicollete K. reportedly wrote to Murdaugh on March 12, 2023, while Murdaugh was being held at the Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, S.C. “I think about you all day everyday. I swear on my life I’ll never say a single word to anyone important or not important. I genuinely care for you.”
The deadly shooting happened on June 7, 2021, near the dog kennels of the family’s 1,770-acre hunting estate. Authorities said Murdaugh killed his wife and son as personal and financial struggles became overwhelming.
Paul was shot in the chest and head with a shotgun at close range. Maggie was shot multiple times, including one shot in the back and additional shots while she was lying on the ground. She had been shot with 300 Blackout ammo from an AR-style rifle. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
During the trial, prosecutors played a video from Paul’s phone that placed Murdaugh at the murder scene on the night of the killings, Murdaugh admitted on the stand to lying to authorities about his whereabouts that night and his surviving son Buster took the stand in his father’s defense.
Since his conviction, Murdaugh has been moved to protective custody, as the South Carolina Department of Corrections said in a press release. In its words:
Inmate Richard Alexander Murdaugh’s reception and evaluation process is complete,
and he has been moved to the statewide protective custody unit of a South Carolina maximum-security
SCDC’s Protective Custody Review Board met Thursday and made a recommendation of statewide
protective custody classification for inmate Murdaugh. The four-member board includes SCDC security,
mental health and classification experts.
Inmates in this unit have validated protective concerns and are placed in a specialized unit to separate
them from the general population. Their location is not disclosed for safety and security reasons. This
unit has 28 inmates currently.
Murdaugh will be in a single eight by ten cell that contains a bed, toilet and sink. Inmates in this unit
receive all privileges afforded those in the general population inside this self-contained unit.
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