After nearly four years, a major update has been announced in the boat crash case — Buster Murdaugh has settled with the family of Mallory Beach and three of the survivors of the crash in a multimillion-dollar agreement.
Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell take a look at all the details contained in an extensive joint settlement filed in Circuit Court this week that includes John Marvin Murdaugh, the estate of Maggie Murdaugh and … Palmetto State Bank?
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Dick, Jim and Alex get fact-checked when prosecutor Creighton Waters files a post-Christmas no-holds-barred response to their latest memo, revealing new information about what went on in the days leading up to Maggie’s and Paul’s murders.
Judge Clifton Newman issues an order to protect the identity of the jury pool. Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell break down the latest in the Murdaugh murders case and connect the dots ahead of the upcoming trial.
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In the second of a two-part episode, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and everyone’s favorite attorney Eric Bland talk about the ongoing rumor that Maggie Murdaugh had consulted a divorce attorney before her murder, what part of the financial crimes Judge Newman might allow into evidence and why PMPED’s confrontation of Alex Murdaugh on the day of the murders stayed a secret for so long.
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In the 15 years he volunteered at the 14th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, Alex Murdaugh prosecuted exactly one case — that of an accused Colleton County drug dealer.
It ended with a hung jury. Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell get to the bottom of what went down at the very strange trial of Emmanuel Buckner and try to figure out what role drug-trafficking might be playing in the missing Murdaugh money.
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For better or worse, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office and Dick and Jim have given us even more insight into the events that might have led to Maggie and Paul Murdaugh’s murders and the evidence that investigators say proves Alex Murdaugh is their killer.
Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell break down the most startling revelations from Alex’s latest hearing and take a look at a case that Dick Harpootlian is using to throw doubt on SLED’s bloodstain expert’s findings that Alex’s shirt was...
After hosting another spirited live-chat of Alex Murdaugh’s latest pretrial hearing in the double-murder case, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland break down the most interesting — and most irritating — moments of Dick Harpootlian and Jim Griffin’s efforts to shape the narrative surrounding the state’s evidence against Alex.
In the meantime, an unshackled Alex had a good old time for himself in the courtroom, laughing and flirting with those around him.
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Of all the lawsuits filed against Alex Murdaugh, only one has dared to take on his former law partners at PMPED.
Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell take a look into the Manuel Santis-Cristiani case and, as usual, find themselves confronted with more strange coincidences and shady boots circumstances.
Who is the mysterious Blanca Simpson?
Why is PMPED fighting so hard to get the case dismissed?
And what was Alex Murdaugh trying to do from behind bars?
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On this 70th episode, Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell critically examine the three latest documents filed by Alex Murdaugh’s defense team, 1) Alex's notice of alibi defense 2) A 95 page motion to compel the state to produce details on the DNA analysis and spatter evidence 3) Another 1- page motion to compel the state to produce more details on the same evidence.
While pulling threads on the latest revelations in these filings we'll share some unique findings that shine more sunlight on the...
The Murdaugh Murders Podcast team saw its first major legal victory this week. After a tense deliberation, a jury found former Palmetto State Bank CEO Russell Laffitte guilty of all charges late Tuesday night for his role in conspiring to steal money from clients of Alex Murdaugh. Mandy Matney and Liz Farrell talk to attorneys Justin Bamberg and Eric Bland to get their thoughts on the dramatic trial and what’s next for Russell. They also catch up with Alania Plyler-Spohn, who helped bring...
Russell Laffitte finally takes the stand, admitting that he “unintentionally” stole money on behalf of Alex Murdaugh. Will Russell’s insistence that Alex tricked him resonate with the jury? Did Russell’s father and sister just implicate themselves in federal crimes while trying to defend Russell? Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland are together again to talk about one of the craziest trials they have ever seen.
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Mandy and Liz are live and on the scene in Charleston for week two of the Russell Laffitte trial. Laffitte is charged with six federal counts and faces more than 100 years in prison for alleged crimes related to Alex Murdaugh. The trial has been shocking and Liz and Mandy walk you through every stunning detail – including new details in the double homicide of Maggie and Paul Murdaugh. Plus, a new twist in the jailhouse phonecall case.
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Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland meet up in Charleston to share their thoughts on who the winners and losers are so far in Russell Laffitte’s federal trial. They also check in with South Carolina Rep. Justin Bamberg — who is fresh off his re-election victory — to talk about Russell’s bizarre decision to proclaim his innocence on YouTube three days before his trial began.
Russell TV aka Russell’s public pleas of innocence can be found here: https://bit.ly/3G2iZpo
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Mandy and Liz are live and on the scene in Charleston, SC for the highly dramatic federal trial of Alex Murdaugh’s alleged co-conspirator Russell Laffitte, where one of the biggest bombshells in the double-homicide case was revealed.
Stay tuned for another Cup of Justice Episode with Eric Bland later this week where we dive deeper into the legal strategy and more.
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Last week we revealed that 14th Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen — who has been a key figure in the Murdaugh world — tried to create a crime and orchestrate the arrest of a man with psychiatric vulnerabilities in her neighborhood five years ago. This week, we have the recordings showing what she did — and her behavior is far worse than it sounded on paper. Once again, Mandy and Liz take on the judicial system and call on the state Supreme Court to stop looking the other way on judicial...
Mandy Matney took a moment to chat with Liz Farrell and Eric Bland to review a few legal maneuvers from the Murdaugh camp.
Plus the team discusses a bombshell police report that alleges Carmen Mullen (spelled “Judge Mullins” in the report) injected herself into a neighborhood dispute and attempted to use her judicial position to incarcerate one of the parties without legal authority.
Thanks to quick thinking by BCSO deputies, the injustice stopped there. Listen to COJ #5 for the whole story...
Before the wedding this weekend, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland took a moment to discuss the big surprise that Russell Laffitte dropped on Palmetto State Bank last week — that he has recordings proving the bank’s board was aware of what he was doing. Does this mean Russell secretly suspected he was being set up as the fall guy? How many more recordings does he have? Could Russell Laffitte bring down his family’s bank in an effort to avoid prison time?
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In this episode Mandy and Liz dive deeper into the Arthur Badger case and share how Russell Laffitte, Alex Murdaugh and potentially others allegedly aimed to reap benefits from the Badger family’s unimaginable tragedy.
Despite how egregious it is and despite how much it has exposed the underworld of Alex Murdaugh, these circumstances deserve a more critical examination than they’ve received thus far. Names you’ll recognize like Corey Fleming, Carmen Mullen and others continue to pop up and we...
As we reported in MMP this week, the Judge Hall reversed his earlier order that basically split the "boat crash" case in two and allowed the Murdaughs to indefinitely postpone that trial so Alex could prepare for his speedy murder trial. The Attorney General’s Office told us the murder case still hasn’t been scheduled.
While we wait for those crucial announcements, Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland want to share some conversations about what might be happening behind the scenes.
Recent revelations and legal filings have us wondering if investigators are maintaining the momentum needed to hold all of Alex Murdaugh’s alleged conspirators accountable. Or are they taking a page from the Good Ole Boys handbook and hoping that one man’s punishment will get the public to shut up and move on?
Mandy and Liz share their take on journalistic ethics as it pertains to victims, dive deep into recent motion filings, and take a look at the entangling alliances within the federal and...
Mandy Matney, Liz Farrell and Eric Bland talk about the shocking decision from Russell Laffitte’s defense team to put him on the stand and their decision to have Russell’s wife address the court. Plus insight on how the justice system can be different for a privileged person like Russell Lafftte.
Will Russell Laffitte really go to trial in November?
Liz, Mandy and David unpack everything about the players involved, the privilege involved, and what’s next.
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Russell Laffitte and his wife, Susie, gave an epically tone-deaf performance in an effort to get one of his two ankle monitors removed earlier this month.
Mandy and Liz take a hard look at a recently released transcript of what went down in federal court on Sept. 6. What should have been a run-of-the-mill hearing, was anything but as Russell and Susie tried to convince a judge that he too is a victim of Alex Murdaugh.
We also hear a powerful response from Alania Plyler and stay tuned for...
In this episode, we caught up with Stephen’s mother, the wonderful and resilient Sandy Smith, and Mike Hemlepp, Jr., the Columbia attorney who stepped up to help after Sandy’s previous attorney let her down.
We asked Sandy and Mike where things with the case stood and how they felt about everything. While the case gained some momentum last year after SLED took it over from the South Carolina Highway Patrol, it’s now 15 months later and we were hoping by now to know more.
Mandy and Liz take a...