Alex Murdaugh Was Paying Up To $50,000 A Week For Drugs, Opioids

When Alex Murdaugh was arrested on dozens of charges in 2021 — including the murders of his wife, Maggie, and son, Paul — his lawyers publicly claimed that he had been battling opioid addiction for years.

During Murdaugh’s murder trial on Wednesday, jurors heard more details about the alleged addiction — including the claim that he spent a staggering $50,000 a week on drugs, which could have been a motive for someone else to kill Maggie and Paul, according to Murdaugh’s defense.
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