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Prominent South Carolina lawyer Murdaugh surrenders to authorities in alleged murder-for-hire plot

The attorney, Alex Murdaugh, surrendered to authorities just before noon.

Updated: September 16, 2021 - 12:18pm

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The prominent South Carolina who allegedly attempted to stage his own suicide so his son could collect a $10 million life insurance policy reportedly surrendered Thursday to authorities.

The attorney, Alex Murdaugh, arrived at the Hampton County Law Enforcement Center at about 11:30 a.m. local time, ahead of a bond hearing set for 4 p.m., according to NBC News

Hours earlier, a judge had set bail at $55,000 for the man suspected of attempting to fatally shoot Murdaugh in the alleged suicide-for-hire plot.

Murdaugh was shot in the head on Sept. 4, three months after the unsolved slayings of his wife and adult son. He received only a superficial wound. Murdaugh's attorney said his client was depressed and enlisted a man to kill him, believing his life insurance had a suicide clause, NBC News also reports.

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